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  1. Rees lays out HK road map to Moscow 2013

    Posted May 14th 2012, 12:00am

    ... 28-30. 'We have just over a year to go and our first goal will be to qualify for the World Cup at the Asian qualifiers in Singapore in November,' said Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football ... two-ranked sevens team are determined to be around when rugby's first major international event in Russia is staged. Rees has already mapped out the road to Moscow, beginning with the HSBC Asian ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Coach Rees optimistic ahead of Japan test despite injuries

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... 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 remained ... 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 ...

  4. Hong Kong dazzle under scrutiny of player-cam

    Posted Feb 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... for scrutiny. As a result, said head coach Dai Rees, they all played out of their skins and stormed into the Cup competition. Hong Kong defeated Pakistan 45-0, Thailand 42-7 and Malaysia 57-0 on the opening day of the HSBC Asian Sevens Series tournament. 'I think our performance rose 20 per cent due to the player-cam,' said Rees with a smile. With an eye on the Cathay Pacific/HSBC ...

  5. Rees looking for pointers from Shanghai Sevens

    Posted Sep 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... With the Asian Games on the horizon, head coach Dai Rees hopes to draw strength from his 12-strong squad who left yesterday for this weekend's Shanghai Sevens. 'That is our ultimate goal. To be in the gold medal match come November,' Rees said of the Asian Games in Guangzhou. 'While that is the bigger picture, we also have to ensure we are up there competing ...

  6. Rees targets South Korea in Asian Five Nations as a 'must-win' match

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Dai Rees has warned. 'This will be a massive game for us. We have to target this as a must-win game if we are to have any chances of finishing in the top two and keep alive our World Cup hopes,' Rees said. The schedule for the five-team tournament- it will also double up as the Asian zone qualifying event for the 2011 World Cup- sees Hong Kong facing a tough opener at home ...

  7. HK beef up front row for clash against Sri Lanka

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... trust- Dai Rees and Leigh Jones- expect Sri lanka to be a force to be reckoned with in the forwards. 'We know Sri Lanka have a good forward unit and being able to bring Nigel on tour is going to be important for us to counter that threat,' coach Rees said. With hooker Brent Taylor sufficiently recovered from a shoulder injury picked up in the 23-10 victory to Kazakhstan ...

  8. Opportunity for scrumhalves to earn spots in Games squads

    Posted Sep 24th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... With captain Jeff Wong Chun-kiu still recovering from knee surgery, Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees has called up Hood and Hsieh into a 12-strong Hong Kong 'Dragons' squad to take part in the invitational tournament- the second of four events Rees is using in the lead-up to November's Asian Games in Guangzhou. 'There are four changes to the squad who took part in the first ...

  9. KL clean sweep raises HK hopes of Asian Games gold

    Posted Sep 27th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... playing,' said Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees. Hong Kong, who had finished unbeaten in the preliminary round winning all three pool games, began with a hard-fought 19-7 victory over the Malaysian ... in depth,' Rees said. 'With the women winning too, it will lift all our hopes for a medal.' Aggie Poon scored a try in sudden death after the scores had been tied at 12-12 to give Hong Kong ...

  10. HK aim to get physical on tour of Europe

    Posted Sep 27th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... rankings,' said Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees. 'This will be an ideal build-up as we look ahead to next April's World Cup qualifying tournament.' Rees will take a 28-strong squad, just days after the sevens team competes at the East Asian Games (EAG). The two-day rugby sevens competition being played for the first time in the EAG will be held on December 5 to 6. Rees hopes ...




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