Leighton Duley, the oldest man on the park, struck the blow which salvaged a bit of pride for the Hong Kong Barbarians against a rampant New Zealand Universities yesterday. Tighthead prop Duley, who scored the home team's only try in a 62-5 loss at the hands of the visitors, showed that even if he sometimes lacks the legs, he still has a big heart. The seasoned campaigner who was playing rugby before most of his young opponents yesterday were even conceived showed the class that has made him a permanent fixture of the Hong Kong landscape when he burrowed under for a try from a lineout in the final quarter. Number eight Jarrad Gallagher won good ball for Hong Kong and Tim Hornerbrook made the initial drive. Duley was in the second wave of assault and with the help of his forwards, drove over the line with ball safely tucked under his arm for Hong Kong's solitary try. By then the result was academic. The visitors had already 10 tries to led 62-0. But it was the symbolic nature of the try that will count in years to come - when Duley is long retired and relating his stories to his grandchildren. It will be a moment which Hong Kong's up-and-coming brigade, especially the Chinese players like Roman Law and Lee Cheuk-yin, can recall with pride. Both scrumhalves, each played a half, can proudly say that they were in the team that scored a try against the future All Blacks. And indeed players like locks Mark Sorenson and Andrew Jackson, flanker Jeff Wright and flyhalf Matt Liava'a seem to have a bright future ahead of them. Indeed any number of these young Kiwis can make the grade. They have the pedigree and the system to support them. Hong Kong is bravely trying to achieve that. 'This game was all about bringing the young lads through, to give them the opportunity of playing against better teams,' said coach Jim Walker. 'There was no shortage of heart and commitment from Hong Kong, but we lacked the intensity with which the Kiwis played.' At 41, Duley should be retired in rugby's home for the aged. But the serious lack of front-rowers in town, could see him still figure in Hong Kong coach Phil Campbell's plans for the season-ending triangular Test series against China and Singapore next month. 'As always we are struggling in the front row and I believe Leighton will be in my team,' said Campbell. The visitors led 47-0 at the break, but with Gallagher, Hornerbrook, Duley, Mike Kerr, Carl Murray, Dean Mclaughlin coming on as replacements, things tightened up for Hong Kong. It took a full 20 minutes for the Kiwis to breach the Hong Kong defence in the second half. 'The boys are running out of steam,' said New Zealand Universities coach Merv Dudley. 'It has been a gruelling tour so far and they are all tired.' Before arriving in the SAR, the New Zealand Universities played four games in Japan, winning three and losing only to a Japan Select (33-31) which had five expat New Zealanders playing. They then went on a day trip to Guangzhou where they thrashed the PLA 115-0. Although they lost four key forwards before the Hong Kong leg of their tour began - they had to return home for trials with the New Zealand Colts - the tourists showed last night they still had the gas and the class to pile on the points. Winger Scott Wilson and fullback Todd Halliday each got a brace of tries while centres Scott Adams and Rhys Narby, flyhalf Liava'a, winger Ryan Nicholas, No 8 Brian Matenga and flanker Rhys Williams also got their names on the scoresheet. Nicholas converted five tries to take his personal tally to 15. Reduced in numbers and carrying injuries in their ranks coach Dudley was forced to put manager Mark Meates on the bench. But his presence was not needed as a facile first-half effort from Hong Kong had the game in the bag. 'It was criminal the number of first-up tackles we missed in the first half. Hong Kong will have to work on their defence if they are to improve for the next game,' said Campbell. 'We have got to break their pattern and style of play.' The Hong Kong national side play the Kiwis on Monday at the Hong Kong Football Club. And Duley will be fronting up once again. Age is no barrier as far as he is concerned. He proved it in the best fashion, last night.