Dragons Tautau Moga and Bobbi Law have both been named finalists for the NRL’s Wellbeing & Education Awards which acknowledge and celebrate the significant amount of dedication, commitment, and effort that NRL and NRLW players put into their lives on and off the field.
Blake Lawrie has also been named in the NRL's Academic Team of the Year.
Moga has been nominated for the Pasifika Leadership & Excellence Award which recognises and celebrates current NRL and NRLW players of Pasifika and Māori heritage who are leading the way on the field, within their club, and in the wider rugby league community.
The 11-year NRL veteran has left a lasting impression on the Dragons since linking up with the club prior to the 2022 season.
A mental health ambassador, the 29-year-old recently completed a Diploma in Community Engagement and played a role in encouraging a group of players to complete qualifications in Rigging and Dogging.
Having made his international debut for Samoa in the 2014 Four Nations, Moga has been very active in the community as well as an advocate for Pasifika and Indigenous programs.
Law, meanwhile, is a finalist for the Indigenous Leadership & Excellence Award which recognises and celebrates current NRL and NRLW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players who are leading the way on the field and in their community.
A proud Worimi woman and two-time Indigenous All-Stars representative, Law is an active advocate for both female and Indigenous rugby league players in her role in the Indigenous Players Advisory Group and as an RLPA delegate.
She is also passionate about her community working in harm reduction programs linked with gambling whilst also helping disadvantaged youths secure their drivers' licences.
The 26-year-old also earnt a nomination for the Veronica White Medal this year in recognition of her wide-ranging community work.
Her involvements have included community events and training experiences at junior clubs, High Tea at the Footy, the White Ribbon Day Cup in Bomaderry, the Girls Only Clinics in Kiama and Wollongong and a Reconciliation Day High School League Tag tournament in Fairy Meadow among many others.
Lawrie was included in the Academic Team of the Year for balancing his studies doing a Building Surveying Certificate at the College of Professional Development along with his playing duties.