Teenagers Anthony Haynes and Gavin Hadley get the chance to show off their skills at the senior level when a Hong Kong Select XV take on Singapore at the Hong Kong Football Club this afternoon. Haynes and Hadley, two standout players for Hong Kong during last December's under-19 Asian championship in Taiwan, will be among a host of seven uncapped players who will appear in the warm-up game to the Asian Series Division One competition against Japan and South Korea next month. The West Island School students will not receive caps as this is not an international. But the pair who figured in Hong Kong's first-ever triumph over South Korea at the under-19 level (winning 26-17) will be going all out to prove that the future lies with them. Haynes, who will start at inside centre, and Hadley a fullback are both part of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's Academy programme. Likewise is winger Lai Yiu-pang, who has already graduated from the scholarship scheme. 'It's a very young squad which is a testament to the development programmes put in place over the past decade at the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union,' said Ivan Torpey, HRFU head of performance. 'It is particularly pleasing to see players being elevated from the academy, under-19 squads and the Sevens squads - these programmes are important to the development of players towards full national honours.' The Hong Kong selectors will use today's clash as an opportunity to allow players to push for full national honours. Apart from the academy trio, flyhalf Kenzo Pannell and lock Nick Hurrell have been given the chance to stake a claim for the 15s squad after strong performances at the recent Hong Kong Sevens and Adelaide Sevens. Valley duo Tom Breen and Tom Mutch have also been rewarded for consistent performances during the season by being called up. The likes of Tom Cameron, Nigel Clarke and Semi Iafeta will provide the experience and leadership in the pack. 'It is an exciting mix of youth and established players, and competition for places for the squad to face Japan and Korea in the Asian Series will be intense,' Torpey said. A number of players were ruled out due to injury, including Hong Kong sevens captain Nigel D'Acre, who popped a rib during practice earlier this week, and flyhalf Justin Temara, who injured his knee at the HKFC Tens last month. Singapore are expected to provide a stern test, especially in the forwards where they are coached by former England international Phil Greening. Hong Kong Select XV: 1-Pete Spizzirri (HKFC), 2-Tom Cameron (HKFC), 3-Simon Leung (HKCC), 4-James Wood (HKCC), 5-Nick Hurrell (DeA Tigers), 6-Andy Yuen Kin-ho (Valley), 7-Nigel Clarke (DeA), 8-Semi Iafeta (CWB), 9-Rob Naylor (HKFC), 10-Kenzo Pannell (University of Canterbury), 11-Lai Yiu-pang (DeA), 12-Anthony Haynes (HKFC), 13-Tsang Hing-hung (DeA), 14-Simon Smith (Kowloon), 15-Tom Breen (Valley). Reserves: 16-Tom Mutch (Valley), 17-Ben Ho (DeA), 18-Justin Gregory (DeA), 19-Fan Shun-kei (DeA), 20-Gavin Hadley (HKFC), 21-Colin Bisley (HKCC), 22-Alex Zenovic (DeA).