Carl Murray has replaced Nigel D'Acre at fly-half for this Saturday's Pacific Rim Championship match against the United States at the Aberdeen Stadium. This switch continues Hong Kong's long search - which has now been going on for the past two seasons - to find a reliable halves combination. It is the only change from the Hong Kong team who started against Japan on May 3 and is a measure of national coach George Simpkin's overall confidence in the side. Hong Kong's 42-20 victory over Japan in their opening game was not without blemish. But considering the team played below par and still managed to win quite comfortably, there are signs of latent talent in this year's squad. Murray came on for D'Acre with 15 minutes to go against Japan and his presence sparked a couple more tries as the tiring Japanese defence made glaring mistakes. Murray has been quite inspirational for DeA this season and will relish starting in the pivotal role. It is perhaps a trifle worrying that Simpkin has felt it necessary to make a change only in his halves combination. The fly-half slot has been unsettled for a very long time and Murray gets the opportunity to make it his permanently. Simpkin has resisted making any changes in the forward lineup, although he does not have much choice in this area, especially in the front row. Loosehead prop Rob Grindlay is still recovering from a back operation, but is expected to be ready in time for Hong Kong's away games. HONG KONG 1-Dean Herewini, 2-Alan Clark, 3-Dave Lewis, 4-Roger Patterson (captain), 5-Stuart Krohn, 6-Jon Dingley, 7-Paul Dingley, 8-Duane Davis, 9-Warren Warner, 10-Carl Murray, 11-Luke Nabaro, 12-Wiremu Maunsell, 13-Riaz Fredericks, 14-Chris Gordon, 15-Vaughan Going. Reserves: 16-Nigel D'Acre, 17-Isi Tu'ivai, 18-Gary Cross, 19-Steve Pengelly, 20-Niall McCarthy, 21-Brent Edwards.