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  1. 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 ...

  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 - Rugby

    Hong Kong’s Sevens prep a success, says coach Dai Rees

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay HK preparations going well: Rees It was under wraps and closed to the media, but Asian champions Hong Kong's first dress rehearsal against a top core team, England, was declared a success by coach Dai Rees as the home team ramped up their preparations for the weekend's Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens. The 12-man Hong Kong squad had a 75-minute hit-out ...

  4. Dai Rees spurs squad for Japan Sevens

    Posted Nov 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong coach Dai Rees has called on his sevens squad to step up and deliver after being invited to play in the Japan Sevens, the new event ... there and perform,' Rees said yesterday. The Japan Sevens will take place in Tokyo on March 31 to April 1, the weekend following the Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens. This is the first time in nearly five ...

  5. Coach Dai aiming high

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Head coach Dai Rees believes Hong Kong can achieve their goal of joining the elite in the world series after naming his squad for the Cathay Pacific/HSBC ... berths up for grabs. 'At the moment this is the strongest 12 we have,' Rees said. 'I have picked a team and combinations which can get us into the top three in the qualifying ...

  6. Sevens coach banks on squad that won silver

    Posted Mar 20th 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... coach Dai Rees has gone with a tried and tested formula and stuck to the squad who won a silver medal at the Asian Games in Guangzhou last November. The only new face, coming in for Wright, ... World Cup Sevens [2013] and the Olympic Games [2016],' Rees said. Haynes, an untiring forward playing in his fourth Hong Kong Sevens, said it was an honour to be asked to captain Hong Kong. ...

  7. Schedule shuffle gives Rees reasons to smile

    Posted Jan 31st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees has welcomed the rescheduling of the Bangkok Sevens - and the domestic league - as it will provide him with a useful ... The Asian Rugby Football Union has rescheduled it for February 11-12, giving Rees an early opportunity to look at the form of his players who are in 15s mode in the domestic league. The final round ...

  8. Core-team status huge step for Rees' squad

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of contracting players full time. HKRFU head of performance and national coach Dai Rees said it would be a 'whole new ball game' if the sevens team finished in the top three of the second-tier ... at having full-time players,' Rees said. 'We had always hoped we could play in more than one event, possibly three or four, in the world series. But playing in all nine tournaments next ...

  9. Sport - Rugby

    Rees glad of Cheetahs ‘wake-up call’ for Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Rees glad for Cheetahs 'wake-up call' to HK Living up to their nickname- the Cheetahs- Zimbabwe out-ran, out-thought and over-powered Hong Kong in the Cup quarter-finals at the Spar International Sevens in Harare yesterday. Hong Kong were left shell-shocked following a massive 35-7 defeat at the hands of the home team. But coach Dai Rees ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong belong with the big boys, says proud coach Rees

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... as England won 42-5, but it didn't matter as Hong Kong were celebrating. "This has exceeded all our expectations," said proud Hong Kong coach Dai Rees. Argentina entered ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong fall to England in final, but exceed expectations and prove credibility with wins over Argentina and USA We belong with the big boys, says Rees ...




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