Fiji's natural-born rugby players yesterday gave a crowded Aberdeen stadium a reminder of what the game is all about - an unfettered display of joyous running and handling skills. The silken crafts of Fiji sank Hong Kong 64-11 in the first of the two-Test Foster's series in front of a 5,000-strong crowd. Those who missed this exhibition of running rugby, with five of the eight tries Fiji scored starting from well inside their own half, will do well to make it to the Hong Kong Stadium next Saturday. Even Hong Kong captain Roger Patterson admits that it is a lost cause trying to stop Fiji. 'Honestly, if we put in a very good performance against them, we might hold them to about 40-20.' Hong Kong were out-thought and out-paced by Fiji who looked completely at ease as they showed that they can become one of the most exciting teams in world rugby. That will depend on whether they have the discipline and mental toughness to keep going a full 80 minutes. The only criticism that can be levelled at the visitors is that they suddenly seem to lose all interest in the game. Leading 40-6 at half-time, Fiji started the second half with a bang as their sevens exponent and winger Manasa Bari ran through Rick Muik, sidestepped Chris Jones and out-ran Ashley Billington to score a beauty. The packed stands oohed and aahed, expecting a further feast of tries. But they were disappointed as Fiji went off the boil, partly due to the resurgent Hong Kong forwards and partly because of complacency. For 20 minutes, Hong Kong's goalline was not breached. In this time, winger Chris Jones scored the territory's only try, completing a series of driving plays by the forwards. Once again it was in this department that Hong Kong made a slight impression. They were certainly not out-muscled. But all the hard work of players like John Dingley, Rick Shuttleworth, Rob Grindlay and Patterson in the rucks and mauls, were undone by a high error rate when Hong Kong had possession. Patterson said: 'I think we were competitive. If we cut down the errors we can do a lot better next time.' But Patterson knows that Hong Kong will have to lift their game up by many notches if the territory are to keep within a respectable score next time around. Patterson admitted: 'It is frustrating that we made so many possessional mistakes, while at the same time giving away so much pace to them. Errors are errors and I don't know how we can lift our skill level.' A consoling thought is that it was Hong Kong's first game after a two-month break. Fiji meanwhile will face a different problem next week. Their 21-strong squad will be depleted by the absence of Waikato duo, hooker Greg Smith and winger Aisea Tuilevu, who scored a hat-trick of tries yesterday. The pair will fly back soon to join their New Zealand club. Injury to barnstorming No 8 Daniel Rouse and brilliant lineout specialist Setoki Nagicu could make further inroads into the Fijian side for next week. 'We will have to play it a bit differently from today,' Fiji coach Brad Johnstone said. How different can Fiji play? They are well known for the way they run with the ball. But yesterday they also showed they can scrummage and win plenty of clean lineout ball - both aspects essential for 15s rugby. Johnstone, whose avowed aim is to combine Fiji's magical sevens skills with forward discipline, was less than pleased with the side's second half performance. He said: 'We allowed Hong Kong to intimidate us away from the game plan. I'm disappointed that we didn't get on with what we had to do.' Johnstone is a hard taskmaster. Despite eight tries, some of them straight out of their sevens repertoire, he was still unhappy.