ST George Illawarra farewelled three stalwarts Nathan Fien, Michael Weyman and Matt Cooper, as they upset the New Zealand Warriors 19-10 at WIN Stadium, Wollongong, on Saturday.
The Dragons broke a six-match losing streak and Fien and Weyman, playing their final game in red and white, were solid.
Veteran centre Cooper, who was injured in round 19 against Souths, didn't play and who had announced his retirement a fortnight ago, watched from the sidelines.
Fien is going to be captain-coach of the Thirroul Butchers next year and Weyman has signed to play with British Super League club Hull Kingston Rovers.
The Dragons finished the season third last on 18 points, winning just seven games.
With several new faces arriving next year, it will give the club a fresh injection of talent.
And a defiant Dragons' coach Steve Price is adamant he hadn't coached his last game, despite the club announcing during the week they've commissioned a review of all football operations.
"I'm not concerned one bit [about the midweek statement]," Price said.
"We're a proud footy club, as Nathan [Fien] said, and we want to do better and myself included.
"I have no issues with it whatsoever and I'm under contract next year.
"I'll continue to improve myself, which I'm certainly going to do, and improve our football club.
"I'm very confident [I'll still be coach].
"With a new recruitment drive going forward, I'm definitely confident."
Price has ordered the players back into the gym next week to continue training after giving them this week off.
After that the players will have a break then resume 2014 pre-season training.
In the under-20s game, the Dragons beat the Warriors 48-4.
They finished 11th on the competition table.
St George Illawarra 19 (Nathan Green, Adam Quinlan, Charley Runciman tries; Chase Stanley 3 goals), Josh Drinkwater, field goal) defeated New Zealand Warriors 10 (Elijah Taylor, Manu Vatuvei tries; Shaun Johnson one goal). Crowd: 9022.