Prop Chris North has been suspended for three weeks by the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union (HKRFU) disciplinary committee, leaving Kowloon struggling to field a competitive front row. North was sent off last week against Football Club for stamping. The 21-day sentence means he will miss two games, including today's Foster's First Division outing against Aberdeen. North is bidding to win back his place in the Hong Kong front row. 'I need every game I can. A three-week suspension will affect me badly,' he said. Kowloon, who started the season boasting one of the best front rows in town, are now struggling, missing North and vacationing prop-hooker Dave Lewis. Aberdeen will fancy their chances against Kowloon, who will also be missing captain and second rower Steve Pengelly. Kowloon need one more win to ensure they make it into the Grand Championships which will decide the League champions. The game of the day is immediately afterwards on the same pitch at Happy Valley (5.30 pm) where Football Club will attempt to beat defending champions Valley for the third time this season. The Hong Kong dollar peg to its US counterpart has claimed an unlikely victim - the 8th Asia Pacific Rugby Congress (APC) which has been cancelled by its organisers, the HKRFU. 'The prohibitive costs of Hong Kong has discouraged delegates from coming,' said HKRFU director Jamie Scott yesterday. 'The Congress has become a casualty of the economic slowdown affecting countries in the region.'