Brumbies lock Blake Enever believes that the Brumbies have arguably the strongest squad of all the Australian franchises ahead of Super Rugby.
Stephen Larkham's group were eventually knocked out in last year's semi-finals.
But Enever told the Brumbies' website they are confident ahead of 2016: "We’ve retained a lot of quality players."
"You can see on paper that we’ve got the best players running around in Australia. Last year we went to the semi-final but didn’t quite make it, we want to go one further and win it this year.
"We’ve got the players who can do it so we’ll just keep on working hard. I think we’re going to be in a good spot."
The 200cm, 115kg second-row added that he's becoming a better player going up against several Wallaby forwards in training.
Enever is competing with internationals Sam Carter and Scott Fardy along with Rory Arnold, who spent time with Michael Cheika's side earlier this year.
"If anything having those good players in the same position will make us all work harder," Enever added.
"Those blokes being Wallabies and having been members of the Wallabies squad it drives me because I want to be a Wallaby as well.
"I’m good mates with them and we work hard during all our training sessions but when it comes down to it hopefully we make selection a bit of a headache for the coaches."