AUBRE Harmse could be the luckiest athlete in Gladstone, inheriting the captaincy of the Gladstone Goats this season right as the team took off.
After showing drastic improvement last year, the team has really taken off this season and blown the competition out of the water.
The Goats now sit at the top of the Central Queensland Rugby Union ladder, seven points clear of Colts.
The gap could be extended too, when the Goats tackle the Colts tonight at Meteors Sport Park, the match kicking off at 7.30pm.
"It is really good, the Friday night game is the first in a while," Harmse said.
"We would hope so (to extend the gap on top), we hope they bring their strongest side.
"That's the main thing, if they bring their best we can see what we are up against for the finals."
Harmse has never before captained the Goats, and has to go back to school teams to remember leading a side onto the park.
Having had the honour of leading the best team in the competition, he has no plans of letting the mantle drop to someone else.
"We mark ourselves as the best team, not to be over confident," he said.
"I wasn't expecting it at all."