Japan and invitational side Hong Kong have named their 12-man squads for the eighth round of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series in Singapore.
For Japan, they will be aiming to make further strides to maintaining their place as a core side on the series ahead of a home Olympic Games next year.
Hong Kong, however, will play on the series for the first time this season and come face to face with more seasoned teams.
Having missed out on qualification to the 2019/20 series following a 28-7 defeat to Ireland in the qualifier final last week, Paul John’s side will look to use this as further experience ahead of their bid to qualify for the Olympic Games later this year.
With Japan guaranteed a spot as hosts, Asia will have at least one more representative with the Asian qualifier taking place in Korea in November.
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Japan, having reached the Challenge Trophy final in Hong Kong and moved ahead of Wales in the battle to survive relegation, make just one change with Yoshohiro Noguchi replacing the injured Teryuya Goto.
The Brave Blossoms will meet New Zealand, Samoa and Spain in Pool D.
Hong Kong make three changes with Toby Fenn, Liam Herbert and debutant Harry Sayers joining the side that won five of their six matches on home soil.
Max Woodward will once again captain the side, a side that boasts just 27 series events between them. Yiu Kam Shing has the most experience having played in seven series event previously and scoring nine tries in the process.
Raef Morrison, Seb Brien, Jack Neville, Herbert, Sayers and Russell Webb will all make their series debuts and they face France, Argentina and Australia in Pool B.