Memories of a win denied them by a last-second Beauden Barrett dropped goal, landed under a penalty advantage, is fuelling Brumbies hopes ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby Pacific semifinal at Eden Park.

Brumbies first five-eighths Noah Lolesio told Canberra media that they had been only a ruck or two away from winning a famous victory in the ACT capital.

"We took a lot of lessons from it," he told

"We have to be more disciplined. The penalty count wasn't favouring us at all and, for us backs, we need to kick better from that game which I thought we did against the Hurricanes."

Being away from home it would be a step up for the Australians.

"It'll be us 23 against the crowd and Blues, so it'll be an awesome opportunity, and we'll be ready for the task."

Lachlan Lonergan said: "If we can get a win, it'll be a very famous one for us.

"They're big boys, and it's going to be very physical. It'll be whoever wins the collision battle, so we'll put our best foot forward," he said.



The side is hopeful midfield back Len Ikitau will be cleared of a red card for a high tackle during their quarterfinal against the Hurricanes.

Should he be ruled out, Lolesio said he was confident they had the depth in their side to cover his loss.

"That's our point of difference in this competition, I believe.

"We have tremendous depth at every position. Lenny's a huge player for us and, hopefully, he can be cleared but, if not, we back the next person to slot in and step up.

"It's something that we thrive on and everyone has to be ready. It's a squad mentality," he said.

The Blues host the Brumbies at Eden Park in a knockout semifinal on Saturday 12 June at 7.05pm NZT.