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  1. 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. ...

  2. HK new caps find Germany too hot to handle

    Posted Dec 14th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... head coach Dai Rees. Hong Kong's next game will be against Norway. Germany, following recent internationals against Holland and Poland, looked far more cohesive and organised than the Hong ... the backs quality ball. 'We lost our first five lineouts and were unable to build any sustained attacking pressure,' Rees said. 'This lack of quality set-piece ball remained ...

  3. Borneo Sevens lures Hong Kong side away from spectacle

    Posted Oct 29th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... head coach Dai Rees said. For the first time this season, the sevens squad is almost at full strength with the return of Japan-based players Mark Wright and Rowan Varty for the Borneo Sevens this weekend, the second leg of the Asian Sevens Series. With their inclusion, Rees wants Hong Kong to step up a gear and try to win the competition, which will also feature all the best sides in Asia, ...

  4. HK roll over opponents as they prepare for Japan showdown

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... up against top seeds Japan in the Cup quarter-finals today. 'We are not worried,' said head coach Dai Rees. 'I thought we looked the best and most consistent side and we ... over the Asian powerhouses in their pool encounter. 'We knew we would be facing either Japan or Malaysia, especially with the latter having sevens Fijians in their squad,' Rees said. ...

  5. HK win battle with arch-rivals at Sevens

    Posted Nov 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... over Japan pleased coach Dai Rees. 'This is another psychological blow for us ahead of the Asian Games. They [Japan] were so distraught that they pulled out of the tournament completely,' Rees said. Hong Kong lost in the Cup quarter-finals to Borneo Eagles, 26-7, but the main task had been accomplished. Rees will name his 12-man squad for Guangzhou today. ...

  6. Wake-up call for sloppy Hong Kong

    Posted Nov 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... an unimpressed Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees said. Hong Kong had earlier defeated a Bahraini-based Flying Kukris select 38-0. In their final pool game, Hong Kong lost 31-0 to Fijian top seeds Davetelavu. Rees is set to announce his 12-man squad for the Asian Games tomorrow and is using this tournament to finalise his choices for the team. ...

  7. Hong Kong off to a flier in Borneo Sevens

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... performance in the second with both Rowan [Varty] and Mark [Wright] getting back into sevens mode,' said Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees. 'Keith [Robertson] controlled the game well and Jamie ...

  8. Rees renews focus on 15-a-side game with a mission to Europe

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will embark on a three-game tour of Europe next month. Head coach Dai Rees will renew his focus on the 15-a-side game, which has taken a backseat to the campaign ... belt. The players need to leave their comfort zone. Last year was a steep learning curve, but I expect to do much better this time,' Rees said. Hong Kong will play Germany in Heidelberg ...

  9. Hong Kong toughen up ahead of Asian Games

    Posted Sep 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... colours much to the delight of head coach Dai Rees (pictured). 'We faced a couple of really physical encounters today against teams filled with Fijians, and I'm happy to say we came through them well,' Rees said after Hong Kong had secured their place in the semi-finals of the elite Cup competition at the Royal Selangor Club. The Jonah Jones Sevens is the second of four ...

  10. Injury fears loom before vital Kazakhstan clash

    Posted May 05th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... are the major worries,' Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees said yesterday. Hong Kong returned from Bahrain not only with bruised egos, having lost 16-9 to the Arabian Gulf, but also plenty of sore ... Of the two, Keith is more hopeful of starting, but Simon's injury is quite nasty. 'His mobility is restricted and the next 48 hours are vital,' said Rees, who will wait until after ...




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