THEIR finals hopes are long gone but there's still a level of pressure on St Pat's ahead of their last Group 10 premier league game of the season this Sunday.
That's because the Saints won't want to become the only side bested by the struggling Blayney Bears across 2019.
If the Saints have had a bad season then the Bears' one can't be called anything short of a shambles, and Pat's will still be big favourites for the game at King George Oval.
Outgoing St Pat's captain-coach Luke Branighan - absent for the closing game - said there's going to be a determined Bears team hungry for a taste of victory.
"We know Blayney have competed in most matches for around 50 to 60 minutes and it's not like they've been blown off the park every single week," he said.
"We will definitely score points on the weekend. It's just going to be about our attitude in defence.
"Our defence last week was very poor and we let in a lot of soft tries. It's always hard chasing points when you're on the back foot so we've got to start well and with a good attitude.
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"Naturally the guys want to finish with a win, especially the guys involved with the club next year, but Blayney will definitely be looking at this game as a possible win so it should be a good match."
There's plenty of shifting being done by the Saints ahead of the last round game at Blayney.
Garry Reilly moves into five-eighth in place of the absent Branighan and Mick Latu goes to fullback to cover for that switch.
Mitch Squire is also out of action for the closing contest which leaves a gap at centre, which Traie Merritt fills in a switch from the second row.
Cooper Neilson and Dave Sellers both go into the starting side.
Kick-off at King George Oval is at the earlier time of 1.45pm with ladies league tag starting the day's play at 10am.