The Five Nations contingent at next year's Hong Kong Sevens looks set to be increased further with the inclusion of Wales at the world famous tournament, officials confirmed yesterday. A spokesman for the Wales Rugby Union said the Welsh had committed to playing in every major international sevens tournament this season - including Hong Kong. Although preparations for the 1999 World Cup might affect the strength of the Welsh team, a WRU spokesman confirmed Wales would be making their first Hong Kong Sevens appearance since 1996. 'Our position is that we are committed to playing in all the major sevens tournaments this season,' the spokesman said. 'With Hong Kong we don't know what sort of side we will be sending because we have to think about the Five Nations, but we have given an undertaking to play the tournament,' he added. Wales sent a team sprinkled with seasoned internationals to play in the Commonwealth Games tournament earlier this month but World Cup commitments might weaken the squad for Hong Kong. Wales join Scotland as Five Nations teams who have confirmed to play in next year's event. The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union is anxious to attract teams from Britain and Ireland to next year's tournament after England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland all stayed away from this year's Sevens, resulting in a drop in overseas ticket sales. But while Scotland and Wales have confirmed their participation in the tournament, England officials said yesterday they were 'unlikely' to send a team. The Rugby Football Union is poised to decide early next week whether to send a squad to Hong Kong. 'We haven't made a definite decision yet but my understanding is that it is unlikely. We should have made a decision by early next week,' said RFU press officer Martin Johnston. HKRFU officials revealed a second series of the Caltex Rugby Show will be screened on local television this season. The programme, which targets Chinese youngsters aged between five and 12-years-old, is launched on ATV Home this Saturday at 4.30 pm. A total of 26 15-minute episodes will be shown this year, a change from last season's 30-minute format. The show will be hosted by Hong Kong Dragons international Rambo Leung.