'The boys have no intention of losing this weekend,' vows skipper Amor. 'But what happened in the past is over' Heavily armed with all the big guns, England will field one of their strongest sides to play in Hong Kong in recent years, said coach Mike Friday as the champion outfit fine-tuned their preparations yesterday before the tournament kicks off tomorrow morning at the soldout Hong Kong Stadium. 'We have not performed consistently and to the best of our ability so far this season, but the strength and depth of this squad will hopefully prove to the rest of the world what we can do,' Friday said after making marked changes to the squad who have represented England in the IRB Sevens so far. England, cup winners at the last three Hong Kong Sevens, have returned with a team brimming with the stars who have propelled them to success over the past three years in Hong Kong and led by captain fantastic Simon Amor, who has still not lost a match at the So Kon Po stadium. 'And I intend to keep it that way. The boys have no intention of losing this weekend. But what happened in the past is over. The slate will be wiped clean and we start all over again,' said Amor cheerfully. Amor was the IRB Sevens Player of the Year in 2004. But beneath the smile is all grit and determination, qualities which have seen Amor battle back from a shoulder injury picked up in Dubai last December, and which at one stage threatened to keep him out of the Hong Kong showpiece. Amor underwent surgery last month. He says he has recovered and is fit to lead from the front once again. 'This squad is extremely strong and there are a number of game-winners who will excite the crowd. We have the potential to beat any team on the day and we know that if we perform, we can win the World Cup,' Amor said. Chasing a unique double in attempting to become the only team to hold the 15s and Sevens World Cups, England will be easily recognised by their fans this weekend. Well-known faces abound like Richard Haughton, Ugo Monye, Geoff Appleford, Anthony Roques, Ben Gollings and Peter Richards. Eleven of the 12-strong squad have played before in Hong Kong, also including Rob Thirlby, who is the only English player to have played at he previous World Cup Sevens in Argentina four years ago. 'This will probably be the last time that Hong Kong fans will be able to watch players like Haughton, Monye, Richards and Dowson. We expect they will soon be moving into the senior 15s squad, having served their purpose in sevens. And we will be asking them for one last and huge effort this weekend,' Friday said. Henry Paul, already a part of England's 15s set-up this season, returns after missing out last year. The New Zealand-born ex-rugby league star will be keen to make up for lost time and will be reunited with Gollings out wide. Gollings overhauled Fijian Waisale Serevi's record of 1,033 points in the IRB Sevens at the Wellington Sevens last month. 'I'm fortunate to have both Henry [Paul] and Ben [Gollings] this year. Ben joined us from Australia where he is currently living. 'It has worked well so far this year with him joining us for various tournaments. 'But next season he might have to come home to train with us when we have selection trials,' said Friday. With sevens now an integral part of England's national set-up, the onus is on Friday and his coaching staff to bring on new groups of young players. One such newcomer is Northampton Saints Academy's Neil Starling - the unknown ingredient in England's highly combustible mix. Friday believes his young Saint could be the wild card, even though he played in the opening two legs of the IRB Sevens this season in Dubai and George. Starling won his berth at the last minute after another youngster, Mathew Tait, pulled out due to an eye infection. 'I'm disappointed for Mathew as this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience to play in a World Cup. But I'm pleased that Neil [Starling] is in the squad. It will be a great experience for him and he could be the wild card for us as we try to create sporting history,' Friday said. 'The effect the senior Rugby World Cup win had on rugby in England was phenomenal and the memories of that great day will be fresh in the minds of the sevens squad. To win a World Cup for your country would be one thing, to be part of a unique double would be incredible.'