HONGKONG Football Club added the First Division Sevens title to their league championship, beating Kowloon 22-17 in the final at Police Boundary Street yesterday. Club were favourites to win the inaugural tournament, but in contrast to their near-total domination of the league, there was some welcome competition for the Sports Road boys in the all-action event. Club won all three of their preliminary round Pool One matches, beating a Hongkong Rugby Football Union Select side 29-7, edging Flying Kukris 14-10 and defeating Police 26-12. But they came close to a shock defeat at the hands of a fired-up Tigers outfit in the semi-finals. Tigers, who finished runners-up in Pool Two, fought bravely but went down 14-12 to Club in a tense encounter. Kowloon also had a tough time beating Tigers 10-7 in their Pool Two matches, but recorded a 28-5 win over Club Dragons and a 17-10 victory over Valley to advance to the semi-finals. Kowloon, with several prospective national squad members in their side and a clutch of exciting newcomers, went on to defeat Pool One runners-up Select 29-14 in the semi-finals. Select contained players who were unavailable for their club sides but who were deemed good enough to be considered for national selection. Club threatened to turn the final into a rout when they went 12-0 ahead mid-way through the first half. Philippe Lacamp, who had an outstanding tournament, scored the first try after four minutes and soon after ran half the length of the pitch to set up a try for Mark Thomas, converted by Euan Weir. But the next four minutes belonged to Kowloon, whose revival was spurred by Hongkong captain and influential fly-half Craig Pain. Pain, playing fly-half to Tim Leach, scored wide in the corner to make it 12-5. Nippy New Zealand youngster Dave Witcher, who sparkled in the semi-final against Select, scored Kowloon's second try just before half-time after some good work by forward Mathias Entenmann. Ian Thompson converted to level the scores at 12-12. Kowloon looked desperately for an opening after the restart, but it was Club who regained the advantage, Thomas diving in the corner to give his side a 17-12 lead four minutes into the half. Lacamp scored again three minutes later to give Club further breathing space, and although Pain brilliantly set up Entenmann for a last-gasp Kowloon try, it was too late. Club had to play most of the tournament without their skipper Mike Ferrier, who suffered a head injury during the preliminary rounds. Ferrier required eight stitches. Valley, depleted by injuries, made amends in the Plate final, thrashing Kukris 67-0. Valley had lost hooker Gary Cross with a knee ligament injury and Stuart Krohn was not fully mobile with a swollen knee. But they were too strong for a tired Kukris side, who beat a disappointing Club Dragons 19-7 in the semi-finals. The tournament was used as a trial for national coach George Simpkin's 14-man sevens squad for the Canberra, Hongkong and World Cup Sevens. Simpkin will name his squad today and players not selected will be eligible for the Hongkong 10s squad for the Carlsberg 10s tournament at Sports Road from March 24-25. Hongkong 10s coach Whacker Payne said: ''Whatever I do will follow on from what George does. ''I will be meeting George and after he tells me what players he wants then I can start working. But I've got a few ideas.'' Cup Final squads: Club - Ashley Jones, Keith Gauntlet, David Bulbeck, Will Wilde, Euan Weir, Mark Thomas, Philippe Lacamp. Kowloon - Mathias Entenmann, Chris North, Duncan Andrews, Tim Leach, Craig Pain, Ian Thompson, Dave Witcher.