Best mates. Teammates. School captains together. And now Raiders.
That is the brushstrokes of Sam Wentworth and Cooper Harris's longstanding, close relationship - which began when they boarded together at Farrer in year 7.
It is a relationship that continued throughout high school, culminating in them playing First XIII together ahead of their graduations in 2019 - the year Wentworth was school captain and Harris was vice-captain boarding.
Now they live together in Canberra after being signed by the Raiders.
Harris said the duo were "very fortunate" to end up at the same club together.
"It's pretty special just to be signed by an NRL club ... let alone do that with a good mate from back home," he said.
"So it makes it that much more special ... you enjoy the experience a lot more."
Harris signed with the Raiders at the end of the 2019 season.
But COVID-19 meant his action for the club was restricted to the Canberra first-grade competition last year - which the Raiders won.
Wentworth, meanwhile, signed with Canberra at the end of 2020 after recovering from a knee reconstruction he had done early into the 2019 season.
He had started that season as Farrer's First XIII captain.
Harris, a centre at Farrer, is being used as a centre and a second-rower at the Raiders - more the latter.
While the Raiders are primarily using Wentworth in his school position: lock.
Harris - who hails from a Blackville cattle farm, which his father manages - recently started a carpentry apprenticeship.
Tamworthian Wentworth - a lifelong Raiders supporter - is involved in a schools mentoring program with the ACT Education Directorate.
The mammoth task facing the 19-year-olds as they chase their NRL dream has been magnified by the Raiders not fielding an under-21 Jersey Flegg side this season.
That means the teens will vie for spots in the club's Canterbury Cup side in 2021.
"There no question that it's gonna be a massive feat," Wentworth said of making the team.
"There's a lot of talent down here, and that's something we both thrive on ... Without a doubt, there's a big mountain to climb."
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