BRITISH Lions coach Ian McGeechan is eyeing players from England's World Cup-winning squad for the President's Seven team to compete in the Hong Kong Sevens. McGeechan, who will manage the combined England-Wales outfit along with England manager Geoff Cooke, said he had already made initial contacts with some top players. He said: ''It is early days yet, but I have approached several players, although I can't say who at the moment until it is confirmed. ''I'm looking at players from England, Wales and possibly Scotland. But I'll be concentrating on the players whose national sides will not be taking part in Hong Kong. ''But I'm hoping that the side will include players who played for England in the World Cup Sevens.'' England and Wales have declined invitations to the event, sponsored by Cathay Pacific and Hongkong Bank, while Scotland and Ireland will be sending national sides. One player who is unlikely to be a starter is speedster Andrew Harriman, captain of the England side who defied the odds to beat Australia in the Murrayfield final. Harriman, the cornerstone of England's inspired team of semi-stars, has retired from international rugby. McGeechan put England's success down to ''hard work and a bit of luck'', but felt the southern hemisphere nations remained favourites to continue their domination of the Hong Kong tournament, from March 26-27. The 1981 Barbarians were the only northern hemisphere team to win the Hong Kong Sevens. Said McGeechan: ''It's a good time for countries like Fiji and Western Samoa as they would have prepared for the tournament quite thoroughly.''