Two-time runners-up Herbert Smith New Zealand Metro underlined their intent to finally land the DHL Tens title with a dominant display on day one at Hong Kong Football Club yesterday. NZ Metro, bolstered by four fringe New Zealand sevens players, hammered Chubb PLA 63-0 in their opening Pool A match at Sports Road and followed up with a 45-0 demolition of Evolution Varsity Blues. Ben Meyer, an Auckland Blues development team halfback, scored an impressive four tries and four conversions against the PLA. NZ Metro have narrowly missed out in the Cup final in the past two years and team manager Barry Gallagher said: 'We are meeting some worthy opponents here - as always. Our objective is to play free-flowing and attractive rugby. We hope to shift our game up a notch [today] to take the Cup.' Clifford Chance Aliens, in Hong Kong for their 11th attempt at the Cup and who are expected to give NZ Metro the greatest challenge, cruised through their first game against RHK Design Marauders, the 69-0 outcome being the highest score of the day. Aliens followed that with a 38-7 win over Cardiff University Barbarians. Standard Life Asia London Exiles looked impressive in their Pool B matches, beating The Victorian Buddha's 32-0 and Acorn Rugby Club 67-0. The latter match saw Ali Newmarch, a former Leicester Tigers player in England, score four tries and two conversions, while Martin Shaw was also impressive with a hat-trick of tries. 'We've had an exciting start to the tournament,' said organiser Chris Helm. 'We will see some awesome games [today] that may lead to some unexpected upsets. Fans can also take part in an on-pitch activity - the Asia Miles 'Kick for Miles' competition.' Hong Kong Barbarians, a team comprising players from Valley, Aberdeen and Kowloon, settled a little local rivalry with a 22-0 defeat of hosts DHL Club in Pool G. Both teams had earlier beaten the Prebon Tamane Bedok Kings of Singapore. DHL Club captain Tim O'Connor said: 'Each year the standard of play gets better and we look forward to meeting that challenge in our matches tomorrow. The games will be a lot closer as teams are divided among the Bowl, the Plate, and the Cup quarter-finals.' Hong Kong's other representatives, RSM DeA Tigers, defeated Saudi Arabia RFU 31-5 before succumbing 34-7 to Asia Miles Samurai, a first-time team full of experienced sevens players from England, Wales, Australia, South Africa and Canada, as well as former All Black Junior Tonu'u. Tens newcomers Bank of Bermuda Otago Shepherds - led by former New Zealand Maori captain Dion Muir - showed they will be key challengers on day two with a 35-5 win over IC Frith Irish Vikings and a 45-0 success against Caledonian Teddybears. Action starts today at 10m at the Hong Kong Football Club with the Cup final at 8:20pm.