China will make their long-awaited debut in the SAR later this year when they take on the Hong Kong Dragons in two friendly internationals at the Aberdeen Stadium. Both teams will play the curtain-raisers before two of Hong Kong's Pacific Rim Championship games in June. The Dragons and China are both taking part in the Asian Games in December and the two-Test series forms part of the build-up for that tournament. China, who became full members of the International Rugby Football Board last March, have so far played only one Test match - against Singapore last November - and are keen to get in as much match practice as possible in the run-up to the Asiad. 'China want to play more international matches so the games against the Dragons will help them. The Dragons also want more games, so it will help both sides,' said Hong Kong Rugby Football Union assistant development director K. K. Chiu. 'Although Chinese teams have played in Hong Kong before, this will be the first time that China's full national team play here,' Chiu added. Henry Louie, the Dragons' manager, said his side were looking forward to an intensive summer schedule. As well as the two matches against the mainland, the Dragons have been invited to compete in China's first national championship in July. 'Teams from all over China will be playing in it and we are delighted to have been invited to take part,' Louie said.