St George Illawarra may be eliminated from NRLW grand final contention, but that doesn't mean the side is treating this weekend's match as a dead rubber.
The Dragons will take on the Warriors at ANZ Stadium on Saturday afternoon, a clash between teams third and fourth on the ladder.
Both sides are winless, with St George Illawarra ravaged by injuries throughout the short competition.
While the squad could have easily thrown in the towel before this weekend, coach Daniel Lacey said his players are desperate to secure their first victory of the season.
"The season's not over," Lacey said. "We can't win the premiership, but we still want to go out with a win.
"The first year we got that one win, we haven't lost to the Warriors yet in three NRLW seasons and we're not planning on doing that this week."
So bad has the Dragons injury run been, the club was almost forced to sign new players during the week just to field a team on Saturday.
Isabelle Kelly and Kezie Apps will miss the match after suffering leg injuries last weekend, with Tiana Penitani also ruled out.
Jess Sergis will play though an ankle complaint that has hampered her in the past two weeks.
Both Maddie Studdon and Shakiah Tungai remain in doubt, with a final decision on their availability to be made Saturday morning.
The injuries have clearly made life difficult for St George Illawarra throughout the past few weeks, however the players have refused to use it as an excuse for their disappointing results.
That, according to Lacey, is a testament to the character within the squad.
"After last week's game we were in a bit of damage control, trying to find out where the injuries lied. It was looking pretty dire there, we were trying to work out if we could even get 17 names. I've never seen anything like it.
"The girls have got a good attitude, they've worked hard on their rehab and some have come through.
"It just shows how brutal this competition is. They work really hard on their fitness and strength, this year it was maybe our turn that we copped a few injuries.
"I don't think everyone sees the damage that it does do to their bodies. You probably don't see it with the men's team as well, but they do put themselves through a tough task."
Given the injury toll, Lacey has made multiple changes for Saturday's clash.
Teagan Berry and Jade Etherden will make their NRLW debut, while Rikeya Horne will receive her first taste of action this season.
Likely to line up in the centres, the Corrimal youngster is looking forward to running on to ANZ Stadium.
"I'm very excited to play my only game this year," Horne said.
"It's been mixed emotions this season. I've been so happy for the girls, but also want to be out there as well, so I'm happy to finally get a run this weekend.
"We don't want the wooden spoon. We want the win and we want to finish the season on a high."