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  1. 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. ...

  2. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Little change to squad as Dai Rees looks to build on success

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Rees looks to build on success with one team change There were no surprises sprung yesterday when the Hong Kong men's team were announced for the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens. It could have been interpreted in two ways: that coach Dai Rees has remained faithful to the players who earned Hong Kong the sobriquet of Asian sevens champions, or the lack ...

  3. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong seek rugby berth at National Games

    Posted Jun 05th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com With many local stars ineligible for the event, coach Dai Rees can blood fresh talent HK aim to qualify for National Games Hong Kong rugby will break new ... August 31 to September 12. "We have to play against 11 provinces in this pre-qualifier, with five places up for grabs," HK national coach Dai Rees said. "The main tournament ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Josh Peters stunned to get World Cup call-up

    Posted Jun 26th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... yesterday of his shock World Cup call-up. "After it finished, I realised I had a call from Dai [Rees, Hong Kong head coach] and when I called back he told me I was going to Moscow and to pack ... training session before leaving for Moscow. Rees said he damaged his anterior cruciate ligament and will need an operation, which means he will most likely be out of action for six months. Peters ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Visa problem fails to dull Cup romp

    Posted Sep 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and unfortunately we had to leave him behind," coach Dai Rees said. "We brought in Josh Peters for him and he has fitted in seamlessly." Hong Kong beat China 36-0 in their first game before ... played some good rugby under tough conditions and everyone had a game-and-a-half," said head coach Dai Rees. "We would like to think that we are on course to another meeting with Japan ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Rusty Hong Kong enter Spar International Sevens last eight in Harare

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

    ... which ended in a one win-one loss record. "We were rusty, no doubt about that. The last time we played in a sevens tournament was last November and it showed," said Hong Kong coach Dai Rees. "We lost our final pool game to Kenya probably because the speed of thought of our opponents was faster than ours." Hong Kong defeated the Zambesi Warriors 26-12 in their opening ...

  7. Sport - China - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong closing in on China National Games place

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... today. Hong Kong will meet the number-eight ranked side in the 10-team qualifiers today (the bottom two teams are eliminated) with coach Dai Rees confident of progressing into the semis ... today," Rees said. "The guys look sharp and among the new faces, Chris [Maize] had a good day, looking comfortable in his role." Hong Kong were pushed closest in the opening game ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong face Argentina in Sevens World Cup

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... be easy, with head coach Dai Rees saying Argentina's radar would be on full alert. "We raised too much awareness of how good we are when we beat them 7-5 in Hong Kong," Rees said. ... Alvin Sallay in Moscow alvin.sallay@scmp.com Coach Rees says defeat of Argentina in Hong Kong means the South Americans know they will have to be at their best in World Cup opener HK ...

  9. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    First Sevens World Cup silverware in sight for Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... that might prove the catalyst towards the team returning with silverware for the first time from the World Cup. Hong Kong edged Portugal 17-14 in their last pool game yesterday, a victory coach Dai Rees says will give the team the strength and belief to go all the way today in the knockout Bowl competition. "We can face day three with a bit of confidence because this win will give ...

  10. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    'Magnificent' Morrison inspires HK to victory over Japan in India

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... We didn't panic which I think was the difference in winning here and losing the previous two legs," said Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees. "Japan threatened to come back but the guys kept their composure." Morrison, who was a tower of strength in defence too- "magnificent" said Rees- was one of the lynchpins behind the team's unbeaten run, ...




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