Scott Fardy says the Brumbies players on the Wallabies tour will benefit from the international experience. Photo: Getty Images
Wallabies halfback Nic White insists he's ready for ''the unknown'' as the ACT Brumbies brace for the most disrupted season preparation of the past five years.
The Brumbies will have just a month to prepare for their first Super Rugby game next year and the club's board is yet to decide on who will be the team's new coach.
Most of the Brumbies stars are in Europe with the Wallabies and won't be due back at pre-season training until January, just weeks before the round-one clash against the Queensland Reds.
Nic White departs Canberra for the spring tour of Europe. He says he's ready for the "unknown." Photo: Jeffrey Chan
But White, who is expected to be included in the Test team to play England on Sunday morning, was adamant the players were unfazed.
The biggest benefit that the Brumbies have had in the past two seasons was their limited involvement in the Wallabies squad.
It allowed coach Jake White to work with his players for almost five months before the first game.
But an on-field resurgence has helped players rise into the Wallabies set-up and there are nine Brumbies on the spring tour.
''It's going to be a challenge for sure, but it's one this group is ready to take,'' Nic White said.
''It should be seen as an exciting challenge for the group, not anything daunting. I'm comfortable that this group will be fine. When we come back in we will be working just as hard as we have in the past.''
The Brumbies' Test contingent returned to Canberra last week to train with their teammates before flying to England on Friday.
The Brumbies board is finalising who the new coach will be, and an announcement is expected soon.
Former champion five-eighth Stephen Larkham is the front-runner, but Laurie Fisher is highly regarded and has more than 20 years of coaching experience.
Jake White quit the final two years of his contract and the Brumbies have opted for internal promotion to replace him.
When White arrived in Canberra, there were three Brumbies in the Wallabies World Cup squad in 2011. This month the Brumbies called in a dozen club rugby players to fill their pre-season squad.
Wallabies representatives usually aren't required at pre-season training until January.
Brumbies and Wallabies flanker Scott Fardy said a full squad at pre-season training was the ideal.
The Test rookie said the Brumbies would benefit from international experience in Europe.
''The Brumbies are in safe hands with two great coaches in [Larkham] and Laurie,'' Fardy said.
''Guys like Stephen Moore and Ben Alexander have been coming back in after a Wallabies season … It's a different mindset when you come back after a tour. It's how you treat that time and how professional you are. We'll see the benefits next year.''