Dragons hooker Cameron McInnes and NRLW outside back Jessica Sergis took centre stage at the Dragons Medal night on Tuesday, taking home the highest honour in the men's and women's categories respectively.
McInnes was the front-runner for the prestigious Dragons medal, following a standout season from the 25-year-old hooker.
McInnes was one of the league's top tacklers (1,036 tackles) at an outstanding efficiency of 93.5 per cent (41 misses). McInnes also forced the most dropouts of his career (five) and averaged the most running metres of his career (62.8 metres), all while missing the last three matches due to injury.
"A lot of great players have won this award before me, so it’s definitely an honour I’ll always remember," McInnes said.
McInnes' Dragons Medal win – along with being named the Red V Members Player of the Year and Geoff Selby Memorial Award – means he has now won all performance- based awards at the Dragons within his first three seasons at the club.
"It's a testament to the support I've had at this club," McInnes said.
"Having Mary (Dragons coach Paul McGregor), the coaching staff we have here and all the players, I’ve enjoyed my three years immensely. I have two more years left on my contract and hopefully more to come after that."
Cameron McInnes proud to win 2019 Dragons Medal
After Sergis claimed the highest individual women's honour at the Dally Ms last week, it came to no-one's surprise the rising star also won the Dragons' Female Player of the Year.
Sergis becomes the second-ever player to receive the award in a week where she was also named to make her long-awaited Jillaroos debut. Sergis produced three tries, 21 tackle breaks and 527 total running metres in four games this year.
"It's been such an awesome season," Sergis said. "I'm obviously ticking all my goals and all those boxes, so to receive this trophy tonight, it really means a lot."
Jessica Sergis wins Dragons female player of the year