Sharks Captain Louis Schreuder is looking forward to their trip to Australia this week.

The Durbanites slipped into the Super Rugby quarterfinals thanks to a last gasp try by Lukhanyo Am in front of a bewildered Stormers crowd last weekend.

Rob du Preez’s side touched down in Canberra this week ahead of their showdown with the Brumbies this Saturday, both sides seeking to book a spot in the last four.

Schreuder says the victory over the Cape side prepared them well for knock-out rugby.

The Brumbies were one of the most consistent teams in the pool stage, finishing top of the Australian conference and third on the overall log with ten victories to their name.

Schreuder says their all-round attacking game poses a big threat to any visiting team.

The Sharks are bracing themselves for a hostile environment in Canberra. The Brumbies are unbeaten at home, raking eight victories in front of their home fans.

The other challenge will be the weather with a huge cold front currently sweeping through the region.

Schreuder says the team have had to base themselves in Sydney and will travel to Canberra on Thursday. Report by Thahir Asmal