THE Hong Kong Rugby Football Union is confident that leading First Division side Hong Kong Football Club will not pull one of their three teams from the league, which is due to start this weekend. The Union recently approved an 11-team First Division with the two dominant teams, Club and Valley, fielding split-strength sides. But on Tuesday, Club threatened to pull out their third team after it emerged that Police Wanderers and Flying Kukris were withdrawing their teams from the First Division. The Union board of directors had a meeting last night to address the problem. But director of fixtures, Morgan Chubb, said the Union intended to press on with its original plans. 'Club won't pull out if there is an 11-team division and they would not do that if there was a nine-team division,' Chubb said last night. 'The board has reinforced the decision made last week.' The Union's board of directors last week came to an agreement with the clubs that the league would be split into three divisions. The First Division would consist of 11 teams, 12 in the Second Division and 10 in the Third Division. But earlier this week, Union chief executive officer David Roberts confirmed the withdrawal of Flying Kukris from the First Division, although he said then it was still unclear whether Police Wanderers would follow suit. Roger Patterson, captain of Football Club's senior team, had said that with Flying Kukris pulling out and the uncertainty over Police Wanderers, Club could also withdraw one of their teams. 'We will have to review our situation as to whether it is fair by us to play three teams when the whole idea of an 11-team tournament was to give the other sides a competitive game,' Patterson said. He added: 'Why should we bend over backwards and field three equal teams when the other sides are dropping out?' Football Club have already split their players into three sides - Greens, Blues and Whites. Police were accused of bloating their senior side with the best players instead of sharing the strength with the Wanderers.