Like the Yuen Long crocodile, victory has proved elusive for Synovate Aberdeen in the Zurich Major League this season, but they hope that will change this afternoon when they take on Descartes Kowloon at the Aberdeen Stadium. This is the only First Division encounter scheduled as visa-less PLA Sports Institute continue to be barred from Hong Kong and thus forfeit to Asahi Valley. The other scheduled fixture, between DeA Tigers and CBRE Club, has been postponed as Tigers have five players on national duty with the Sevens squad at the King's Cup in Thailand. Aberdeen and Kowloon will be at full strength and both will be hoping to blow away the World Cup blues with a commanding display to revive their respective campaigns. With the World Cup compounding a stop-start programme, both sides have looked lacklustre, a situation made worse by a lack of personnel. 'We have been struggling for players from the start. But two of our 'professionals' Colin Bisley and Jared Grace are back and for the first time we will pretty much by up to full strength,' said Aberdeen captain Mike Meredith. 'Their presence will make a big difference and I'm sure we can do well today.' Grace will join Meredith and Alex Fung in the front row while club chairman Rob Perren has been drafted in at lock. The presence of Jarrad Gallagher at No 8 should make the Aberdeen forwards competitive and they will have to be at their best to ward off a stiff challenge from the opposing pack. 'The game will be won or lost in the forwards. If we win some decent ball, we have the backs that can use it. But we will have to sustain 80 minutes of rugby and not play in fits and starts as we have sometimes done this season,' said Kowloon captain and flyhalf Bruce Aitchison. Kowloon, who received a walkover from PLA last week, are boosted by the presence of two giant props in Misiluni Moananu and Maafu Pale, while evergreen Leighton Duley fronts up at hooker. 'We too have been struggling for players. Hopefully things will settle down, now that the World Cup is over and we can concentrate on playing some good rugby,' added Aitchison.