FOOTBALL Club, containing four international hopefuls, proved they were by far the best Hongkong side at the Singapore Sevens when they swept to victory in the Plate competition yesterday. Club defeated Hongkong's other representative sides, Old Bills Select and Valley, in winning the competition's second-tier event, adding yet another prize to their Hongkong League and First Division Sevens titles. All three Hongkong teams were beaten in the first round of the main Ablitt Cup, relegating them to the Plate competition. Club then beat Select, made up almost entirely of players vying for the Hongkong international sevens squad, 31-7 in the Plate quarter-finals before trouncing African side Watembezi 35-12 in the semi-finals. They then defeated Valley 47-7 in the final. Valley beat Pilbarbarians 29-5 and Colombo 21-19 to enter the Plate final. Club put up the most resistance in the Ablitt Cup, losing 17-7 in the first round to Australian side Eastern Suburbs. Valley were beaten 28-12 by Papua New Guinea Harlequins while Select were overwhelmed 47-0 by Duavata, a Sydney-based Fijian side. The Ablitt Cup was eventually won by Australian sevens champions Randwick, who beat Kiwi side Kaitake 22-19 in an exciting final. Randwick were beaten by the Hongkong national team in the final of the Darwin Sevens last month. Club have two more titles to vie for this season, next week's Bell's Knockout Cup final against Kowloon and next month's Fosters National Sevens. Club's David Bulbeck, Philippe Lacamp, Mark Thomas and Keith Gauntlet are part of a 14-man Hongkong training squad, 13 of whom took part in Singapore. National coach George Simpkin will pick 10 players from the training squad for next month's Canberra and Hongkong Sevens. Hongkong hopefuls Stuart Krohn, Simon Litster and Ashley Billington turned out for Valley, while Ian Strange, Jim Walker, Geoff Piper, Craig Pain, Tim Leach and Steve Burton played for the Select side. Mathias Entenmann was the only player from the training squad to miss Singapore, having been advised to rest after suffering a concussion. The Canberra Sevens, on March 13, will be the territory's last international tournament before the Hongkong event, from March 27-28. The 14 players will regroup after the Hongkong Sevens before Simpkin names another 10-man squad for the World Cup Sevens, from April 16-18, in Scotland. A team from Daya Bay, Guangdong, took part in yesterday's highly successful Hongkong Football Club mini-rugby festival at Sports Road and Happy Valley. They joined seven clubs and 73 teams in the day-long event involving about 140 matches. The final mini-rugby tournament of the season will be held on March 14 at Sek Kong, hosted by Flying Kukris.