Andrew Wong Kee has been given another bite at the cherry. The former bad boy of Hong Kong rugby was yesterday picked to represent the SAR at the Credit Suisse First Boston Hong Kong Sevens from March 28-30. Banned for 10 months for biting two players from Hong Kong Football Club last season, scrumhalf Wong Kee returned to the fray in January. And in the space of just a few weeks, the Asahi Valley captain proved how invaluable he was, not only to his club's fortunes in the local First Division league but also to the national sevens set-up. 'I'm chuffed. It's cool,' were his first words when asked how he felt to be called up. 'It will probably hit me when I play in front of the home crowd at the Hong Kong Stadium. I have been through a rough patch recently but I have put that behind me and I'm now looking forward to playing in my first Hong Kong Sevens.' Hong Kong head coach Chris Roden was impressed by Wong Kee's strong showing at the Union Sevens and drafted him into an 18-strong preliminary squad soon after. It was not long before Wong Kee had convinced Roden and the other selectors of how useful he could be. 'I was very impressed with him at the Union Sevens. He still has got a lot to learn about sevens but he is fit, fast and strong and will make a useful addition,' said Roden. Wong Kee is one of four new faces in the 12-strong team announced by the selectors yesterday. The others are DeA trio, flanker Justin Gregory, flyhalf Liu Kwok-leung and winger Peter Clough. The team is captained by Paul Dingley. 'All four of them are young and have been picked with an eye on the future. With experience they will improve and I'm looking forward to see how they go at the quadrangular series in Taipei next weekend,' Roden said. Hong Kong will play against Japan, Korea and Taiwan in a warm-up tournament for the Hong Kong Sevens and the Beijing Sevens, the two legs of the IRB Sevens which the SAR will participate in this year. Roden was also excited at the prospect of flyhalf Liu's sevens debut at the senior level. 'He showed at last year's Asian Games that he has the potential. He has improved since then and shows vision. He has the ability to make a little break and put someone into a gap,' said Roden. Liu, fellow-debutant Clough and Chan Fuk-ping take the number of locally born players to three in the squad. Last year only two played - Chan and Ricky Cheuk. The latter is currently studying overseas. Dingley, meanwhile, takes over the captaincy from Football Club teammate Chris Gordon. Along with Warren Warner and Carl Murray, the four will form the nucleus of the side. 'Last year due to the 15-a-side World Cup qualifiers, Paul [Dingley] had a lot on his plate and we decided that Chris [Gordon] should take over sevens duties. But this year there is not much pressure and Paul can handle both jobs,' said Roden. Hong Kong have been grouped with Australia, Wales and China in Pool D in the preliminary round. Hopes are high of reaching the Plate competition once again. Hong Kong Sevens squad: Paul Dingley (captain), Justin Gregory, Kris Marin, Warren Warner, Chan Fuk-ping, Carl Murray, Jason Going, Andrew Wong Kee, Chris Gordon, Peter Clough, Andrew Chambers, Liu Kwok-leung.