Choo, choo. The ACT Brumbies' train is leaving the station with Tevita Kuridrani driving them towards the Super Rugby finals, but Canberra's rugby fans are in danger of missing the ride after a disappointing crowd watched on Friday night.
Kuridrani, or better known as the "K-Train", scored a hat-trick and secured a bonus point to propel the Brumbies towards the play-offs in a strong win against the Pretoria Bulls.
His starring role in the 22-10 bonus-point triumph was perfectly-timed for multiple reasons. Firstly, it means the Brumbies are guaranteed to stay at the top of the Australian conference regardless of other results this weekend.
Secondly, it moves the Brumbies to second place on the overall ladder with just three games remaining in the regular season.
And thirdly, the outside centre's scintillating form fired a reminder to the Wallabies about how dangerous he is in a World Cup year after being in international exile last season.
Kuridrani's first-career hat-trick was the highlight of a dominant performance, with the Brumbies cruising to a win despite having a man in the sin bin in the first half and continuing to play without superstar David Pocock.
The Brumbies have now won six games in a row in Canberra, but their home fans are struggling to warm to Australian rugby.
Just 6311 people turned up, taking the Brumbies' average to 8332 per game so far this year. The team will play games in Tokyo and Sydney before a final-round clash against Queensland in the capital.
The club will be hoping to keep building winning momentum in the hope of breaking the trend and filling the Canberra Stadium stands.
If they don't turn up, they'll miss out on seeing the likes of Kuridrani, Pete Samu and Jahrome Brown standing tall like they did against the Bulls, who are the top team in South Africa.
Samu was outstanding in the back row and Brown, an unknown rookie just two months ago, continues to impress filling in for Pocock in the No. 7 role.
"Tevita's in a good place at the moment," said Brumbies coach Dan McKellar.
"He's seeing a lot more footy, getting more opportunity and his confidence is high at the moment. He's benefiting off the good work inside him. It's little things as well, he's added some good touches and skills to his game.
"He's going to be there or thereabouts in the Wallabies, there's no doubt. He'd be my No. 13."
Kuridrani scored his first two tries in the first half to give the Brumbies a slender 12-10 lead at the break.
The 28-year-old hasn't played a Test since 2017 after initially being overlooked for Wallabies duties last year and then injury ruling him out of the end of year matches.
"It feels pretty good, especially against a tough South African side," Kuridrani said.
"The forwards did the hard work for us backs and made it easy for us to score some tries. Hopefully [fans] come out for the last game and we can make finals."
But Wallabies coach Michael Cheika would have sat up and taken notice when Kuridrani slipped over for his third, making him the front-runner for the gold No. 13 jersey this year.
Even when Kuridrani wasn't scoring, he commanded so much attention that the Bulls didn't see Henry Speight walk through a gap and then set up Irae Simone for the first try of his career.
The Bulls were always nagging away in the background, with Hanro Liebenberg scoring in the first half and flyhalf replacement Mannie Libbok brilliant with the boot.
But the Brumbies were too strong for most of the match, moving them to 34 points and giving them a temporary six-point advantage in Australia's race for a guaranteed play-off spot.
The Melbourne Rebels (28 points) will play the Japan Sunwolves in Tokyo on Saturday while the NSW Waratahs (26 points) will play the Argentina Jaguares in Sydney.
The Brumbies will play the Sunwolves, the Waratahs and the Reds in their last three games.
The only slight concern was Christian Lealiifano hurting his neck in the closing minutes. The Brumbies' captain finished the game, but the Brumbies will closely monitor him given they are walking a finals tightrope.
AT A GLANCE
ACT BRUMBIES 22 (Tevita Kuridrani 3, Irae Simone tries; Christian Lealiifano conversion) bt PRETORIA BULLS 10 (Hanro Liebenberg try; Mannie Libbok conversion, penalty) at Canberra Stadium on Friday night. Referee: Jaco Peyper. Crowd: 6311