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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Russia can take Hong Kong to the next level, says Dai Rees

    Posted Oct 14th 2014, 09:09pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... rankings up by beating them at home," said Dai Rees, head of technical development and performance at the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. The main reason behind [the Russia invitation] is to play opposition from outside of Asia, to play another team rather than Korea and the others at the Asian Games Dai Rees "Hopefully, we can repeat the same feat against Russia. But the main ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    We could beat Uruguay in Hong Kong: Dai Rees

    Posted Aug 04th 2014, 09:36am by ALVIN SALLAY

    ... in Montevideo. “It’s a historic day for Hong Kong rugby just to make it so far but of course we are disappointed,” said Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union’s head of technical development ... that we could win here and I think that we showed that we could but the rub of the green didn’t go our way Dai Rees The winners will take the 20th and last place at next year’s World Cup ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Winning 2015 Asian series best route to Olympics, says Dai Rees

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 11:30pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Victory in the Asian Sevens Series next year will be vital as Hong Kong try to guarantee a place in the 2016 Olympics when the sport makes its Games debut, says performance chief Dai Rees. Only 12 ... Trevor Gregory "Our best route obviously would be to win the Asian Sevens Series next year," said Rees, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of technical development ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Kowloon’s Gesinde adds stature to HK sevens squad

    Posted Aug 30th 2012, 02:17pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... and very athletic around the field and should prove hugely valuable at both kick-offs and lineouts,” said Hong Kong national coach Dai Rees. The rest of the squad has a seasoned look with Varty ... team, which should be Japan,” said Rees, who is also the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union’s head of performance. ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    HK rugby women's team to beef up defence to secure World Cup berth

    Posted Sep 09th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... coach Dai Rees said: "It was a marvellous performance, the best by a mile [during] my time here. "This bodes well for our hopes of qualifying for the World Cup, which would be a massive accomplishment. This team has made huge strides in the past 12 months," Rees said. Three teams will book their World Cup berths in India, but the task has been made harder ...

  6. Nervy start, but HK too strong for Malaysia

    Posted Nov 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... that and to be fair to Malaysia, they put us under pressure,' Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees said. Varty settled nerves in front of a large crowd at the Guangzhou University Town main stadium when he ... for concern for Hong Kong, who will today continue to fine-tune their game against Thailand, Mongolia and Japan in pool play. It will be a useful day 'to get our game in order', Rees said. ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - WORLD GAMES

    Hong Kong must double sevens squad, says Dai Rees

    Posted Aug 04th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... at the China National Games and retain the Asian crown, says head coach Dai Rees. It's been an excellent weekend for Hong Kong rugby Dai Rees Hong Kong finished fifth at the World Games in Cali, Colombia, after being knocked out of medal contention by France, losing 14-12. Hong Kong tries were scored by Jamie Hood and Tom McQueen. Facing a 37-hour trip home, there will be no time for Rees ...

  8. Jones is new HK development manager

    Posted Oct 14th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Leigh Jones has been appointed development manager of the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union and will join compatriot Dai Rees, who is head coach. Jones has been released from his contract at Newport-Gwent Dragons, the Welsh regional side where Rees was employed as assistant coach. Jones, who was part of the Wales coaching team when Graham Henry was in charge ...

  9. Versatile Varty to play new role in Five Nations opener against Japan

    Posted Apr 30th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... but new head coach Dai Rees sprung a surprise yesterday when he announced a new-look team for his first full international in charge by moving Varty to outside centre. 'Rowan has the potential to be a very good 13,' Rees said. 'He is a very good tackler and he is too good a player not to be involved. I know he can transfer all the qualities he has as a sevens player ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong qualify for China National Games, but coach Dai Rees rues team's 'arrogance'

    Posted Jun 10th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... qualifying tournament in Shanghai yesterday. A 14-12 loss to Beijing in the semi-finals was put down to over-confidence by head coach Dai Rees, who said the team's belief that they only had ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Team finish third in National Games qualifier after slip against eventual champions Beijing HK qualify, but coach Rees rues side's ...




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