The target of winning away games must start in Canberra, Australia this weekend in round 11 of the Super Rugby Pacific.

Swire Shipping Fijian Drua head coach Mick Byrne and his men start their preparation for two oncoming away games, starting with the Brumbies on Saturday in cold Canberra.

The Drua’s playoff’s dream is still alive and getting the desired results on the road will strengthen their position in the top eight.

“We had three home games and three away games to finish the season, our target was to win all our home games and pick up a couple on the road. I think the first chance we get to do that is this week in Canberra and we are looking forward to that,” Byrne said.

After the 43-28 loss to the Brumbies at GIO Stadium last season, the Drua understands the tough task at hand but they’re up for the challenge.

“I think its a big challenge for us, we are going in against Brumbies in Canberra. We know for a long time they have been Australia’s best side. I thought we did well last year, we crossed their line with about eight minutes to go which would’ve put us in front. We are going to go there with a real understanding that we’ve got to be physical with them on their home ground,” the Flying Fijians new head coach explained.

With the target set and intentions clear, factors like the current chilly weather in Canberra will not be a factor of discussion.

“Canberra is always a tough one to visit, I think it was 9 degrees there on Saturday morning so, our boys will get used to that. We certainly won’t be complaining to anyone about how cold it is, we’ll just get on and play the game,” Byrne added.

The Drua is seventh on the ladder with 17 points while the Brumbies are third with 31 points.

They meet at GIO Stadium on Saturday at 9.35pm.