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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Robertson ready for Tokyo return

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... by coaches Dai Rees and Leigh Jones, who have made five changes to the squad that lost 21-19 to Korea. That setback resulted in Hong Kong slipping down the IRB world rankings to 29th place from 26th, ... against Korea but we have to look ahead now,' said Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance. 'We have made a few changes, some of which we had always planned ...

  6. Front-row trio prove their worth as HK crush Kenya

    Posted Dec 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... tournament in Dubai. Having crushed hosts the United Arab Emirates 74-12 in the opening game last week, coach Dai Rees decided to experiment and began with the Hong Kong Football Club trio ... sin-binned,' said Rees. A robust Kenyan outfit rattled Hong Kong, who lost pack leader Pale Tauti to the sin-bin, to take a slender lead at half-time. But two significant changes at the turnaround- ...

  7. Japan jinx strikes again as HK fail to keep lead

    Posted Sep 06th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... stretches Hong Kong's losing streak against Japan in the past 12 months to five, and raises concerns of how tough it will be for Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees and his men to break the hoodoo and win the gold medal at the Asian Games in Guangzhou in November. 'The curse continues,' Rees (pictured) said. 'Against a team like Japan you have to nail that last one per cent, ...

  8. Hong Kong get off to a flying start

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... wins to set up a quarter-final against Thailand. Dai Rees' men scored 13 tries and conceded only one as they outclassed Mongolia 59-0 and then put paid to a potentially tricky Malaysia ... Stadium, but a new-look Hong Kong side were impressive all round to give Rees plenty of reason for optimism today. 'It was a very efficient day,' said the coach. 'Not particularly ...

  9. Kirwan lashes 'lacklustre' Japan

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

    ... on a 15-try rampage says it all. But Hong Kong coach Dai Rees hopes complacency will hit the Japanese and open the door for the visitors to achieve their target- a bonus point by scoring four tries. 'I'm hoping Japan will be partying 90 minutes before the end of the game,' Rees said. 'If they are loose in their structure, opportunities are bound to come our way. ...

  10. HK fail to capitalise on Kazakhstan sin-bins

    Posted May 25th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... down to 13 men. We were not up to the task,' said Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees. 'There were a few poor performances from us today.' Hong Kong were outplayed in the contact area ... 'Once they were in the lead, they were a bit one-dimensional, but they absorbed the pressure well,' Rees said. 'This is a learning curve for us.' ...




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