Western Force captain David Pocock has put contract talks on the backburner in order to focus on keeping the Western Force settled.
The Force let coach Richard Graham go last week after he announced he would be joining the Reds next season.
Graham wanted to stay on until the end of this season but player power won and he was shown the door.
Force captain Pocock comes off contract at the end of the season and after the Brumbies showed their interest in signing him the Force have made it a priority to re-sign the 24-year-old.
The Brumbies won't be the only Super Rugby franchise interested in securing Pocock but the player says that his immediate focus was to keep the Force from de-railing.
"I guess with my personal contract stuff I've put that on the backburner for the moment and really focusing on the club," Pocock told AAP.
"I've put it to the side until we can get things back on track as a playing group. "
"There's been a bit of uncertainty with Richard leaving and the assistant coaches stepping up into the role and filling the gap.
"It's obviously been a tough few weeks for the club.
"You don't have too much control over your coach getting out of his contract mid-season.
"I don't think anyone saw it coming." he said.
"So how we respond to that is really important. The group's really committed to finishing the season well."
Pocock says he wants to keep contract negotiations behind closed doors but putting off the decision for now is a clever move as the Force search for a new coach.
By putting off contract talks Pocock can wait and see if the new coach is one that he feels would be good for the Force and himself.
Force chief executive Vern Reid has revealed that they have received around 25 coaching applications already and they expect more from Europe when the season finishes there.
Currently Phil Blake is leading a five-man coaching team for the rest of the season, with Pocock and veteran lock Nathan Sharpe helping out.
The Force look like they will again miss out on qualification for the play offs as they have two wins from eight matches.
Pocock admits the club has underachieved but says he is confident a bright future lies ahead.
"Everyone's pretty committed to making it work and I've got full confidence in Vern and the senior management that they'll recruit well for next year and we'll have a really good coach going forward," he said.