It's not the worse idea, but I think we're likely to lose a lot of confidence with losing games, but likely fair margins. I can't see us holding Souths to less than 40 points next week.It's looking pretty unlikely we retain fourth, would have to beat the Bunnies next week, and Manly the following.
Looking at the ladder and draw though we would be a lock for finishing no lower than sixth, if that's where we finish, our first final is likely to be as easy as it's gonna get.
As much as I'd find it distasteful, it might pay to accept that as our fate and take the opportunity to rest up some injuries and rotate some players through the squad to give them extra game time. With the view of hitting the finals in as best shape as we possibly can.
We could spend the time between now and then in super secret training, working on those super secret moves I keep hearing about.