SYDNEY - The Brumbies are confident they won't become cannon fodder in the Super Rugby finals despite the fact they haven't beaten a team ranked in the top seven on the table.
They are all but certain to finish first in the Australian Conference but the Brumbies are yet to get the better of any of the other sides that will feature in the playoffs.
Jake White's men have twice lost to seventh-placed Queensland this year and also fell to top-six teams the Chiefs, Bulls and Sharks.
The draw ensured the Brumbies didn't have to face South African leaders the Stormers or New Zealand powerhouse the Crusaders in the regular rounds.
However, the Brumbies have managed to secure a bonus point from all five of their losses this season and chief executive Andrew Fagan believes the players have all the confidence they need against the big sides.
"The guys back themselves against whoever they play," Fagan told AAP.
"In every single game we've either won or finished within seven points, so there hasn't been a single game that we haven't taken a point from."
Excitement is brewing in the nation's capital and Fagan said it's beginning to feel a little like 2004 when the Brumbies last won the title.
The difference this time around is the fans aren't taking the team's resurgence for granted, after seven years out of the playoffs.