Fedo and Dean on day one in Moscow

In pleasant 25+ degree heat today, Scotland 7s kicked off their preparations in Moscow ahead of Friday’s match against Japan (7.36pm, local time), their first in the 2013 Rugby World Cup 7s.

The team undertook a gym work out in the morning followed by an afternoon rugby session, both at the former Olympic Games site, the Luzhniki Sports Complex, where this weekend’s tournament will take place.

For forwards, Michael Fedo and Chris Dean, this is their first Rugby World Cup 7s and an opportunity they are relishing.

Click below to watch the pair in training and chatting about day one in Moscow:

Scotland 7s open their Rugby World Cup 7s campaign, where they will compete in Group B, against Japan on Friday 28 June at 7.36pm (local-time).

They will then complete their group against hosts Russia at 1.02pm and then South Africa at 7.16pm on Saturday 29 June (both times local).

Russia day one

Scotland 7s squad to compete at the Rugby World Cup 7s at Luzhniki Stadium between Friday 28 and Sunday 30 June 2013: Scott Riddell (Scotland 7s), Michael Fedo (Scotland 7s), Struan Dewar (Scotland 7s), Alex Glashan (Scotland 7s EDP), Colin Gregor (captain) (Scotland 7s), Chris Dean (Scotland 7s EDP), Andrew Turnbull (Scotland 7s), Colin Shaw (Scotland 7s), Jim Thompson (London Scottish), Michael Maltman (Scotland 7s), Mark Robertson (Scotland 7s) and James Johnstone (Scotland 7s).