JOHN Dingley returns to the territory on Monday. Too late to help struggling Police against fellow-stragglers Club Dragons in today's only First Division game. But Dingley's presence will boost Police in Tuesday's game against Valley. The Police number eight, returns to Hong Kong after attending his sister's wedding in South Africa. He comes back to a side in a parlous state. Police, accompanied by Dragons, are at the bottom of the standings. Despite promising so much, they have failed to live up to expectations. In Dingley, they have probably the best back-rower in the territory. Rugby World, the authoritative English publication, in its recent issue, was unequivocal in naming him as the best open-side flanker at October's Asian Rugby Football Tournament in Malaysia. Dingley was picked by a panel, including Rugby World Cup directors Nic Labuschagne and Leo Williams, for an Asian XV. He was the only Hong Kong player to make the theoretical best-of-Asia side, although hooker Andy Fields and centre Vaughan Going were named as reserves. Dingley's superb workrate, mobility, support play and cover defence combine to make him an explosive player. Sadly, Police have not been able to provide the rest of the spark to use his skills to maximum effect. More often than not, his has been a one-man battle, although Police coach Gary Cross is hopeful that the tide can change soon. Today, however, Police will have to do without Dingley and injured Hong Kong prop Dave Lewis.