ACT Brumbies lock Nick Frost believes the side is putting any distraction of a potential home quarter-final behind them as they prepare for a blockbuster match against the Chiefs.
The top four battle comes as the club looks to regain its spot in the top two after going down to the Western Force in Perth.
Frost was one of a plethora of Wallabies not to make the trip west, with the Brumbies unable to come back after finding themselves down 21-0 after 25 minutes.
He recognised the importance of bouncing back against the top-ranked Chiefs as they return to Canberra for the final fortnight of the regular season.
“You always want to be out on the field but the boys out there we always have full faith to do a job and unfortunately we didn’t,” Frost said to reporters.
“We’ve spoken around the contact area, which is a big thing we need to work on with the collision area, especially against the Kiwi sides and a team like the Chiefs.
“If you don’t win those collisions, regardless of what happens you tend to lose those games.”
Stephen Larkham's side currently sits in third position, leapfrogged by the Crusaders after their thumping win over Moana Pasifika.
A top two position would secure home finals for the quarters and semis, needing Scott Robertson's side to lose to either the Waratahs or Hurricanes along with the Brumbies upsetting the Chiefs.
However, Frost downplayed the advantage, knowing they'll need to be at the top of their game regardless of where they play.
“It’s obviously very important (to finish top four) but at the end of the day, if you’re in the finals you still have to win every game,” he explained.
“You have to keep winning. There’s that home-ground advantage but you have to win to get through so you have to beat the best team on their day.
“It’s definitely nicer (to have home field advantage) but then again, a lot of boys experience playing away and staying in hotels is fine. It’s always a big atmosphere regardless of where it’s going to be.”