Hong Kong's captain on the night, Tom Cameron, gave the thumbs up to rugby's new artificial pitch at King's Park. But the verdict on his team's performance was less than flattering after Taiwan finished 23-13 winners over a local Select XV. An undisciplined performance saw Hong Kong rugby fail to auspiciously commemorate its spanking new $4 million FieldTurf pitch. Needled into indiscretions by their opponents, Hong Kong were reduced to 13 men in both halves. And, right at the end, they were down to 14 after flanker Hamish Miers got his second yellow . 'There is just no excuse for indiscipline. In an international game of this sort, we can't have 13 men on the park and play rugby,'' said an unhappy Cameron. 'There was plenty of niggling going on. Maybe the Taiwanese were not used to our style of playing 'in your face' rugby. But all credit to them for winning.'' Hong Kong dominated large passages of play, especially in the second half when they were encamped inside the visitors' 22 for most of the first quarter. But Taiwan, who were down to 13 players at the time too - referee Paul Haley having a busy night keeping order - were more than up to the challenge and were steadfast in preventing Hong Kong from crossing over. Taiwan did concede a penalty try, but to all intents and purposes, they won the psychological battle by not conceding a try. Fly-half Ben Harris scored the rest of the points, knocking over two penalties and the conversion. The tourists scored three tries, all through flowing moves from their fleetfooted backs who showed they were unafraid to run the ball even from inside their own in-goal area. They will be the biggest threat when Hong Kong meet them in Saturday's international, also at King's Park. The pitch might have a low bounce, but it passed the first test with flying colours yesterday. 'This will be Hong Kong rugby's main pitch but one of the issues facing us is whether international sides will agree to play on artificial turf,'' said Martin Downey, the Union's director of facilities.