Hong Kong's 14-strong sevens squad for the World Cup will fine-tune their preparations with a series of matches against the Taiwan national squad and other local teams in Taipei this weekend. The squad, accompanied by selector Ian Brownlee, will leave on Friday for the two-day intensive training camp during which they will play seven matches against Taiwan, a University team and two College outfits. 'We turned down an invitation to play in a competition in Kuala Lumpur this weekend as it was decided it would be better for us to play against the Taiwanese,' said Hong Kong head coach Ivan Torpey. 'Soon after the Taiwan trip, we will be reducing the squad by two players to the required 12. This is one last chance for everyone to impress,' added Torpey. Former New Zealand sevens star Dallas Seymour, the technical adviser to the squad, will arrive today to join the squad before the final assessment is made. Meanwhile Football Club flanker Tim O'Connor has been ruled out of contention after failing to recover from a knee injury which has needed surgery. O'Connor, who was not in the final 14, was given time to prove himself fit, but has been unable to do that. Hong Kong are drawn with third seeds Fiji, Australia, Canada, Portugal and Japan in Pool C in the preliminary round.