The Hong Kong Rugby Football Union last night defended changes to the blueprint for the local game's future which led to the shock resignation of director Leighton Duley this week. HKRFU secretary Trevor Gregory said the blueprint would be 'generally the same' as the one proposed by Duley and rejected the claim that it had been drastically watered down. Duley quit suddenly as the director of clubs on Wednesday night, saying the modifications to his plan had made it 'as thin as cabbage soup'. Duley charged that the HKRFU was biased towards foreign players at the expense of Chinese. Duley, who was entrusted with drawing up proposals to counter player imports and player poaching in the local game, said: 'What they have done is to look after the gweilo coming off the plane. No one even talked about the local Chinese player. 'There is a significant divergence from what I originally proposed and what has now been presented to the clubs,' he added. But Gregory last night argued that was it not the case. He said the blueprint, set to be published next week, had incorporated many of Duley's ideas. 'It has the same measures that Mr Duley intended it to go, just not as fast as he would like,' said Gregory. 'It is Mr Duley's proposal stretched over five years with some modifications. But in general they are the same.' He said the modifications were necessary to cater for the different interests of different teams. 'Some clubs think the measures are too tough, some think they are not,' said Gregory. 'We have to listen to all opinions.' The union secretary said some clubs believed the new rules were not fair to them, and as a compromise the union agreed to extend the period over which the measures would be phased in. Gregory said the discontented clubs had not threatened to withdraw from the league if their demands are not met, when discussing the five-year plan. Gregory promised there would be some 'significant measures' that will help Hong Kong rugby and the smaller clubs'. Duley claimed the new proposals would continue to benefit the super-clubs - Hong Kong Football Club and Valley - to the detriment of the smaller clubs.