Hong Kong will stick to the midfield combination of Jake Phelps and Lloyd Jones for the biggest game in the city's history, the 2015 World Cup repêchage against Uruguay, after Lee Jones was rested for the sevens season. Hong Kong Football Club duo Phelps and Lloyd Jones who were impressive in the Asian Five Nations campaign, and helped in the second-place finish to Japan - which earned Hong Kong a shot at World Cup glory - will continue to man the vital midfield and carry the responsibility of marshalling the defence against Uruguay in the one-off game. Lee Jones has had a lingering ankle injury and missed the A5N campaign, so he will continue to recuperate to be ready for the Asian Sevens Series, which starts at the end of August. While his absence will be made up for by Phelps and Lloyd Jones, Hong Kong will miss combative scrumhalf Peter McKee who has failed a fitness test. We are under no illusion that it is probably the biggest test match for Hong Kong Nick Hewson McKee was among players who had to pass final scrutiny before the 23-man squad was named. Flanker Alex Baddeley recovered sufficiently to make the 37-hour long flight to Montevideo, but the hard-nosed McKee will be replaced by Charles Cheung Ho-ning. Front-rowers Jack Bennett and Phil Leung Chun-hon will also replace props Stephen Nolan and Alex Ng Wai-shing who are unavailable. "Our preparations have been a bit more rushed than we would have liked, but we have come together well and have a core group of veterans who are familiar with each other," said flanker Nick Hewson who will captain the team who leave tomorrow. "We had a camp last weekend and one this weekend. We are finding out more about ourselves, but we are under no illusion that it is probably the biggest test match for Hong Kong," he said. If Hewson and his men get past Uruguay, ranked 19th and three places above Hong Kong, they will play against the winner of the game between Russia and Zimbabwe in the final repêchage play-off on a home-and-away basis for the 20th and last spot at the World Cup. Joining Hewson, Bennett, Baddeley and Leung in the forwards are Leon Wei Hon-sum, James Cooper, Alex Harris, Tom Bolland, Paul Dwyer, Jack Delaforce, Bill Brant, Matt Lamming and Pale Tauti. Cheung who comes in for McKee is expected to start on the bench with sevens captain Jamie Hood starting and pairing off with the impressive Chris McAdam. The rest of the backs are Niall Rowark, Salom Yiu Kam-shing, Alex and Tom McQueen and Rowan Varty. "Uruguay looks very strong, but if our forwards can perform well and we can collectively withstand any pressure, we have a good chance to win. I believe in our backline, but the travel will be a real test for us," said winger and sevens star Salom Yiu Kam-shing, who is among the backs including Rowan Varty. Hong Kong squad Leon Wei Hon-sum, Jack Bennet, James Cooper, Phil Leung Chun-hon, Alex Harris, Tom Bolland, Paul Dwyer, Jack Delaforce, Bill Brant, Alex Baddeley, Matt Lamming, Pale Tauti, Nick Hewson (captain) , Charles Cheung Ho-ning, Jamie Hood, Chris MacAdam, Niall Rowark, Jake Phelps, Lloyd Jones, Salom Yiu Kam-shing, Alex McQueen, Rowan Varty, Tom McQueen.