Head coach Jake White has admitted that the Brumbies probably went to Perth with the wrong attitude as they were thinking about next week's play offs.
Heavy rain and greasy Perth conditions did not help the Brumbies but in the end it was their own errors which cost them the match.
If anything the score-line of 21-15 flattered the Brumbies who made 17 handling errors throughout the 80 minutes.
Head Coach Jake White said if he had to lose then this was the week to do it with no second chances from here on in.
"We're probably guilty of thinking about next week, we're just lucky that this loss came this week when we are still in with a shot," White said.
"It was never going to be a situation where we just showed up and took the points and that perhaps is how we approached this game. "
"We know we've played a lot of good rugby this year, we can't be worried about this denting our confidence."
"We're back at home in front of our home crowd and we have no reason to drop our heads."
"There are only six teams that can win the competition now and we're one of them."