England's captain fantastic, Simon Amor, has warned opponents that they are ready to make history by holding both World Cups, in 15s and sevens, at the same time, and also become the first country to win four cup finals on the trot in Hong Kong. 'England and I have not lost a game for the past three years in Hong Kong and we certainly have no intention of losing this year. Hong Kong is a special place for me and the boys and we intend to keep it that way,' said Amor, 24, in an interview with the South China Morning Post yesterday. While the rest of the 24 teams for next week's World Cup have met the International Rugby Board's official deadline for submission of the 12-strong squads, England are keeping their final squad under wraps until Monday - even though 12 names have been submitted to the IRB's website. 'We will announce our final 12 only on Monday. At the moment there are 15 players in our training squad and all of them are in contention for a place in the World Cup,' said Mike Friday, England coach. Both Amor and Friday were speaking from England's training base at Imperial College, Harlington. With the blessing of the Rugby Football Union and Zurich Premier Rugby, the sevens players were released for a four-day training camp this week, a move which Friday said had proved to be a great bonding exercise. 'We have been together since Monday. The players will return to their respective clubs on Friday and will play in the Premiership this weekend. After that we will assess the situation before announcing the final 12,' said Friday. 'Apart from playing for the clubs, there is also the potential that guys like Henry Paul, Mathew Tait and Pat Sanderson could get an international call-up for England against Italy. Twelve of the 15 players will be in action and we have to wait and see what the outcome is,' Friday said. The red rose of England has bloomed at the Hong Kong Stadium since 2002, when an Amor-led side became the first northern hemisphere team to win the Hong Kong Sevens after Andy Ripley's Barbarians in 1981. Friday said: 'We are lucky that Hong Kong is almost like a home away from home to us and we have been successful there for the last three years. However, that makes us an even bigger target. 'New Zealand are the current holders and will be determined to retain the trophy, but at the same time England have the added motivation of the senior squad already being world champions. We hope that as many England fans as possible get behind the squad and cheer us on to a unique sporting double.' Although having a settled look - 11 of the squad have played in Hong Kong before - only Rob Thirlby has played in a World Cup. But the return of Paul, missing last year in Hong Kong, is a big boost. England won the first leg of this year's IRB Sevens in Dubai, but have since faded away to lie third in the standings, well behind leaders New Zealand. But Amor said the team in Hong Kong would be different. 'Mike [Friday] has been trying out the younger players earlier this season. We had five or six new caps in Wellington and Los Angeles last month, but with this being the World Cup we have called up some of our more experienced players,' said Amor. England squad (as on IRB website): Geoff Appleford, Anthony Roques, Pat Sanderson, Peter Richards, Henry Paul, Mathew Tait, Ugo Monye, Phil Dowson, Rob Thirlby, Ben Gollings, Simon Amor (captain), Richard Haughton. Also in training squad: Ben Russell, Neil Starling, Andrew Vilk.