ABERDEEN coach Steve Robins and a number of other as yet unidentified names have joined the race for the position of national coach. Robins is the only person to confirm that he is in the running for the job - provided current Hong Kong coach George Simpkin does not opt to continue. The rest of the field - quite a number according to director of coaching Bryan Hain - have also indicated they will contest the position on the understanding that Simpkin is not running. 'This is what most of them say,' Hain said yesterday. 'But I cannot reveal as yet who these people are.' Simpkin, meanwhile, has not indicated whether he will step down. 'I will take a decision soon,' the current coach said. Clubs had to send in their nominations by yesterday to the coaching committee which is headed by Hain. He will in turn make a recommendation to the Union's board of directors, who will elect a new coach on December 7, to guide the territory until the next Asian Rugby Football Tournament - 1996, in Taipei. Robins, an Australian who has been in the territory since January, was asked to stand for the job by Second Division club Aberdeen. 'I have no intention of challenging George for the job or getting involved in rugby politics. 'I will be in contention only if George steps down from the job,' said Robins, 38, who is a fully qualified coach having acquired his credentials from the Australian Rugby Union.