Ben Hannant isn't the kind of man to regret the choices he has made in his life. The truth is, there isn't a great deal he's got horribly wrong. As humble off the field as he is rugged on it, Hannant knows he's ticked more boxes than most aspiring sportsmen could ever wish for.
He's a highly paid rugby league star who plays for a blue-chip NRL side in Brisbane, his country and in the best kind of winter, his state. At this time of year, a Queensland jersey feels like a home away from home.
Off the field, he's happily married with three children, who share his shock of bright blond hair. As one of 11 children himself, Hannant's still a few under par. He's hardly scrapping to pay the bills either after returning home from the Bulldogs on a decent contract at the Brisbane Broncos.
Yet there is one decision in his life he would like to have again. It's one Will Hopoate, the 19-year-old Manly wunderkind seemingly set for a glittering league career, has just agonised over. And finally made.