DAVE Lewis and nine other policemen were forced to work (or is it play?) a double shift yesterday in order to comply with the draconian laws laid down by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. In a bid to stop teams conceding walkovers this season, the Union have ruled that if a team do not play their scheduled match, all points won on that day by their sister teams would be forfeited. The Police senior team, where Hong Kong prop forward Lewis is a key member, beat Aberdeen 32-26 in an entertaining game early yesterday afternoon at Police Boundary Street. Instead of being able to raise a jar or two afterwards, Lewis and a number of his teammates hurried off to Hong Kong Football Club to don the jerseys of the Police Wanderers who were down to play Club Blues later in the day. 'Ten of us are going over to play there otherwise we would lose the points we won for beating Aberdeen,' Lewis said. On a bleak and overcast day, Lewis and company should be given a community award for their dedication to the cause. Many unhappy policemen were shaking their heads in disgust at the Union's ruling. The blame has been laid on officialdom's desperate attempts to stage a viable League competition - thus forcing sides like Tigers, Wanderers and Flying Kukris to move up and play in the expanded First Division. 'A lot of the older guys in the Wanderers don't want to play in the First Division and they have pulled out. This has left us with no option but to play two games today,' Lewis said yesterday. If Police had lost, no one could have blamed Lewis if he had failed to turn up to play for the Wanderers. The Union's rule highlights the rotten foundations of the 11-team First Division. They are trying to make an artificial contraption work by forcing players to play serious rugby, when most of them prefer social rugby. Forcing a club like Police to field two sides in the First Division does no good to the credibility of the League. Police just don't have the depth and strength in numbers to field two sides and when the Wanderers' veterans cried off, it is left to people like Lewis to bravely soldier on. 'At least if I didn't play well in the first game, I get a second chance,' laughed Lewis yesterday. Lewis did play well against Aberdeen. His scrum-half-like passes in broken play set up two tries midway in the first half for Police to regain a lead they lost early on. Aberdeen, fielding a side of new faces, matched Police move for move in a dynamic game where six tries were scored, four by Police with Jim Walker bagging a brace.