High-flying Asahi Valley have a problem ground control relishes. The selectors had to think long and hard before picking the side for today's clash of First Division heavyweights. Coming up against old rivals Hong Kong Football Club, Valley are at full strength. The problem was whom to leave out of the starting line-up. 'It is a real luxury to have this sort of a selection problem. For the first time this season we had to think hard as to who to put in and who to keep on the bench,' said Grant Beauzeval, Valley convenor, yesterday. With forwards of the calibre of Bryan O'Hara, Kris Inglis and Lachlan Miller on the bench today, it is no wonder Valley are facing a problem other clubs would love to have. Their unbeaten record - 10 wins from 10 - is likely to remain untarnished at the end of the day. DHL Club's skipper for the day, No 8 Paul Dingley (their captain and flanker Tim O'Connor is injured) admitted that it would be hard to break down Valley resistance. He has inside information from being a Valley stalwart until a few months ago. 'It will be tough. Valley are streets ahead of everyone else. They should win,' said Dingley. Perhaps this is a psychological ploy to make Valley over-confident and also to boost his own players. Or maybe Dingley is just being astute as ever, having faced the music earlier this season and not liking the tune he and the rest of Club had to dance to. In their first meeting this season, Valley defeated Club 26-17. The scoreline suggests a close game. It was hardly that with Valley dominating the first three-quarters of the game to lead 26-3 before their opponents staged a late comeback with a couple of consolation scores. Once again, Valley will depend on their strong set of forwards to lay the foundation. In the front row, impressive hooker Stu Denton returns after missing last week's close game against DeA Tigers and will bind down with Pete Spizzirri and Willie Leota. The locks are the solid as oak pair of Tom Hall and James Sidwell, while the back row will comprise flankers Aaron Johnston and Semi Iafeta with Danny O'Connor at No 8. With skipper Andrew Wong Kee back in the team at scrumhalf and Carl Murray slipping back into the flyhalf slot, Valley will field their normal half-back pairing for the first time this season. Brett Forsyth and Jamie Goldberg make up the midfield with Alex Telea and Simon Hague on the wings. Matt Dowling returns from injury and other commitments and will man the fullback slot. With such a quality lineup, it is not surprising that Beauzeval sounded confident yesterday. But they know their rivals will have twin reasons to win today - to become the first side to beat Valley this season and to take the high ground before the title-deciding Grand Championship starts next month. 'Whoever wins today will just have a psychological advantage going into the Grand Championship,' said Dingley. The biggest problem facing Club, according to Dingley, is that set pieces are not functioning as smoothly as they would like. Another area of concern is their continuity of play. Apart from captain O'Connor, also missing today are lock Jack Wilson and centre Warren Warner. Meanwhile, fullback Chris Gordon will start on the bench as he has been away and missed training this week. In other First Division action, Synovate Aberdeen take on the PLA in Guangzhou while Kowloon come up against DeA Tigers So Kon Po. But the rest of the pack trail way behind leaders Valley who are in orbit and setting a course to the First Division title this season.