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  1. 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 ...

  2. Coach Rees optimistic ahead of Japan test despite injuries

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... competition tomorrow. The absence of these two players, both carrying injuries from last Saturday's 23-10 victory over Kazakhstan, will seriously weaken the forwards but Hong Kong coach Dai Rees ... but the incoming players have been involved with us throughout the build-up and I am confident they will step up to the challenge,' Rees said. Valley's Alex Harris will replace Taylor ...

  3. Hong Kong open Five Nations with victory in Almaty

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... ground is just fantastic,' head coach Dai Rees said. 'It was an all-round team performance. They never expected us to be so disciplined.' That wasn't the case with the hosts, ... our shape towards the latter part of the game, and, funnily, when they were down to 13 men,' Rees said. 'They played the last quarter with reduced numbers and took the game to us. ...

  4. Brilliant Hong Kong maul hapless UAE

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... yesterday, laying claim to being the best 'amateur' side in the region. Coach Dai Rees had always insisted 'performing' was what mattered and that results would follow like night ... Football Club. 'It was an excellent performance,' Rees said. 'Finishing second is good but what mattered more was that we didn't sneak over the line and didn't have ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Be careful what you wish for

    Posted Mar 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... who could commit to playing in 10 tournaments, says Dai Rees, head of performance at the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union. Gazing into a crystal ball, Rees said there was no denying ... and the United States. It is unlikely fireman Kwok Ka-chun could take time off to scrum down for a period of 10 weeks concentrated into a six-month period. Rees says one of the biggest issues is moving ...

  7. HK heroes given well-earned rest

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

    ... Dai Rees looks ahead to the HSBC Asian Five Nations World Cup (15-a-side) qualifiers later this month. It will be back to work as usual for the Hong Kong national squad- barring the sevens ... campaign,' Rees said. 'We have to beat the Koreans to keep our qualification hopes alive. It will be a huge game, but we're better prepared than ever.' Rees is hoping that the highs ...

  8. HK earn Cup after whipping Brazil

    Posted Dec 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Kong's stock in the International Rugby Board world rankings, with the city expected to move up from 29 into the mid-20s. A pleased Dai Rees, Hong Kong's national coach, said: 'It ... in the second half if we were to dominate,' Rees said. Debutant Ally Maclay gave Hong Kong the perfect start scoring soon after resumption, and that opened the floodgates, as McQueen completed ...

  9. HK climb to 32 in world rankings

    Posted Apr 27th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dai Rees (pictured) is not getting carried away with the ascent-courtesy of the away win over Kazakhstan in the opening game in the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five competition- preferring ... considering we are one of the few Asian tier-three nations who play a lot of internationals, and against better opposition, especially in Europe,' Rees said. Hong Kong will meet defending ...

  10. HK 'will warm to task'

    Posted Dec 14th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong may have lost their European tour opener- slumping 24-14 to Germany in chilly Heidelberg- but head coach Dai Rees believes the team can rebound strongly ... we've had with club rugby and finishing the East Asian Games Rugby Sevens last Sunday,' Rees said. 'We were prepared enough, but we performed poorly. I think we had a little difficulty ...




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