Competition - International Rugby League
Round - New Zealand Training
Teams - Australia V New Zealand
Venue - NIB Stadium Perth
Date - October 14th 2016.
Photographer - Robb Cox © NRL Photos

The Kangaroos have settled into their training base in Manchester ahead of their first match of the Four Nations tournament against Scotland on Friday.

Australia will play The Bravehearts in Hull to open the Four Nations in the first of six pool matches. The game will kick-off at 6.00am AEDT on Saturday, October 29 (5.00am in Queensland).

Kangaroos centre Josh Dugan said the squad had already started to acclimatise to the UK time zone and conditions.  

"We had a bit of a blow-out in the cardio room and did a bit of weights. We had a couple of days off but now we're starting the preparations for Scotland," Dugan said.

"It's always good to be in these camps with the quality of players we've got. 

"I think the weather may be a bit of a factor but we are going to prepare as best we can and go out there and do everyone at home proud."

Dugan is keen to continue his right-side partnership with winger Blake Ferguson for the Kangaroos and could come up against St George Illawarra Dragons teammate Euan Aitken, who has been selected in the Scotland squad.