SCOTLAND and Wales return to the Hong Kong Sevens next year to make up a full complement of teams from the Five Nations for the first time in the history of the tournament. Organisers of the Cathay Pacific HongkongBank Invitation Sevens, who announced the official team list for the March 30-31 tournament yesterday, said the interest shown by the Home Unions and France was an indication of how seriously the Northern Hemisphere sides were taking the World Cup Sevens to be held in Hong Kong in 1997. In the past, it has been the Southern Hemisphere teams who have fully supported the Hong Kong Sevens. But in recent years, representative teams from the Five Nations have graced the event, with England being the last side to make their debut this year. With the entire Northern Hemisphere powerhouses out in full force, the 1996 event will be intensely competitive with leading competitors wanting to size up the opposition before the 1997 tournament. Stuart Leckie, HKRFU chairman, was delighted that the goal of getting all the Five Nations Championship countries has been achieved. 'It's wonderful that England, France, Wales, Ireland and my home country Scotland have accepted invitations to play in the 1996 tournament,' Leckie said. 'With the World Cup Sevens down the line, they will be trying to make an impact to gain a psychological advantage.' TEAMS Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, Fiji, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Kwang-Hua Taipei, Malaysia, Namibia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tonga, USA, Wales, Western Samoa.