St George Illawarra Dragons fullback Josh Dugan admits he has adjusted to his new surroundings alongside his Australia Kangaroos teammates ahead of the Four Nations tournament to be held in the UK.
The Kangaroos are presently training within their base in Manchester ahead of their first match of the Four Nations tournament against the Scotland Bravehearts at the KC Lightstream Stadium, Hull on Friday.
Dugan said the squad had already started to acclimatise to the UK time zone and conditions and is keen to face teammate Euan Aitken who will line-up for the Bravehearts.
"We had a bit of a blow-out in the cardio room and did a bit of weights as we're starting the preparations for Scotland," said Dugan.
"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."
"We're looking to win all our games and make that final, and it all starts with Scotland.
"It's a bit of an unknown, we don't really know what to expect, but I'm really looking forward to the game and getting another Test cap."
"The facilities within our base are awesome and we did a bit of cryotherapy the other day and they have a state-of-the-art recovery facility too.
"We're not going to have any excuses about where we're training and it's great to have these sorts of things available to us."