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  1. Sport - Hong Kong

    Coach Dai Rees hails fresh talent as Hong Kong go down to Belgium

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay in Dubai Dubai was 'a success despite Belgium loss' Belgium was a bridge too far for Hong Kong but head of performance Dai Rees hailed the second Emirates Airline ... was to unearth players who can fill the places left vacant by the sevens squad next season," said Rees. "Guys like centres Stewart Megraw and Craig Wilson, flyhalf Chris McAdam, the two ...

  2. Ambitious Rees plans HK assault

    Posted Nov 12th 2008, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay New national 15s coach Dai Rees has set his sights on guiding Hong Kong to the 2015 World Cup. The Welshman, who was chosen from 104 applicants, believes the dream ... preparations for next year's Asian Five Nations then,' he said. 'Hopefully we can also go on tour, or host an Asian country before the A5N.' Lofty ambitions Welshman Dai Rees wants ...

  3. Break has done us a world of good- Rees

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Gold medal contenders Japan and South Korea will arrive in peak form for the rugby sevens competition this weekend, but Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees remained unworried ... 'We preferred to give the Sri Lanka tournament a miss so that the guys could have an extra week off before the East Asian Games,' Rees said. 'And it has worked perfectly for us ...

  4. Rees aims to lift HK with breakfast pep-talk

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay When Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees meets his players at the breakfast table in Almaty today, he will most probably greet them by saying, 'The coffee is great ... today. 'Coming here is a step into the unknown. We will be playing in strange conditions, and up against a good side who will have a lot of crowd support,' Rees said. 'But stepping ...

  5. Under-performing HK baffle coach Rees

    Posted Mar 28th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... coach Dai Rees is back at square one, wondering where it all went wrong. The early morning crowd were still struggling through the turnstiles as the home team were being bundled out ... before going on to win the Shield. Yesterday the team they had beaten in the Shield final last year, Russia, were playing in the Cup competition. Hong Kong, however, have gone the other way. Rees ...

  6. Young guns fill Rees with hope for the future

    Posted May 11th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Victory might have just slipped Hong Kong's grasp in Incheon as they were defeated 36-34 by South Korea, but head coach Dai Rees was still a satisfied man. Rees returned ... to respond to his new regime. Rees was especially contented with the performances of young guns like backs Adam Raby and Ed Rolston, who both had outstanding games against South Korea in the HSBC ...

  7. HK cruise into Shanghai Sevens semi-finals

    Posted Sep 13th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... in their final second-round pool game this morning, but win or lose are in the last four. 'It was a compelling team effort from the guys,' Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees said. 'Everyone did their part. While the regulars like Keith Robertson, Rowan Varty and Jeff Wong did their bit, the other new guys also stood out.' Rees was particularly pleased with the win over Korea, who ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Robertson off to Tokyo despite ban

    Posted Mar 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... an opportunity for another player to make a mark,' said Hong Kong national coach Dai Rees. Hong Kong is pooled with New Zealand, Australia and the United States in the preliminary round at the Tokyo Sevens. 'He will miss all these three games but be available for the second day,' Rees said. 'We didn't appeal against the red card, for the fact of the matter ...

  10. Classy Robertson leads Hong Kong to Bangkok glory

    Posted Feb 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... look ahead to the Hong Kong Sevens and the Japan Sevens next month,' said Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees. 'But we won't get too carried away. We know Japan were not at full ... of where we were last year Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees ...




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