Coach Matthew Elliott isn't worrying too much about the permutations around which clubs will make the NRL play-offs going into the Warriors' last game of the regular season, against St George Illawarra in Wollongong on Saturday.
With their record 50-16 rout of Canberra last Saturday, the Warriors climbed into the top eight for the first time this season but stayed there less than 24 hours before results on Sunday pushed them out of the top half of the competition.
Four teams are battling for the last two spots - Newcastle on 27 points followed by North Queensland, Gold Coast and the Warriors on 26. Penrith and Canberra are on 24.
"It's come down to the last round and, as we've seen, this competition throws up some amazing things," Elliott said.
"We need to worry about ourselves first and then let's just see what happens."
The Warriors have never beaten the Dragons at WIN Stadium, and will be looking to break a run of nine straight losses since Illawarra entered the competition in 1999.
Even if they win, the Warriors will have to rely on the right results coming from later games on Saturday when Melbourne host the Titans and the Cowboys meet Wests Tigers in Townsville.
Depending on those results, the contest between Newcastle and the Eels on Sunday could also determine whether the Warriors make the finals.