Brumbies ready to fly Australian flag in Super Rugby finals

The Brumbies are the only Australian team through to the Super Rugby finals despite a more competitive showing across the Australian conference this season.

Winning the Australian conference secured them a home quarter-final, to be played next Saturday against the Sharks, who won their final match in the 81st minute on Sunday morning.

McKellar said there was a feeling that the Brumbies had an opportunity to generate some optimism around rugby in the playoffs.

“I do think there's a sense that we're representing the country,” he said.

Warriors on song ahead of finals

Blaring music and simulated crowd noise was the backdrop on Tuesday as the Warriors prepared for the atmosphere they expect against Penrith at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.

Fit-again five-eighth Green introduced the idea, believing the Warriors need a reminder of what awaits in the play-offs, seven years after their last post- season experience.

"It's just a lot louder when you play finals footy. It was just something I thought would be of benefit," he said.

Fans reminded not to bring in prohibited items

Similar to the Pacific Games and the Nations Cup, prohibited items such as fire arms, sharp objects, food and drinks, spray cans, mega phones, hooters, horns, betelnut, lime and mustard are not allowed to be taken into the stadium.

Chief Executive Officer of the Local Organising Committee, Seamus Marten said there were still some fans bringing prohibited items which are not allowed in the stadium.

“We still have people arriving at the stadium mag and bag area with umbrellas, pens, markers, lighters and cigarettes with them to take into the stadium,” said Marten.