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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/986263/dai-rees-spurs-squad-japan-sevens
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/995803/coach-dai-aiming-high
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991297/schedule-shuffle-gives-rees-reasons-smile
  4. Rees boosted by release of Japan-based duo

    Posted Oct 12th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Head coach Dai Rees has successfully negotiated the release of Japan-based sevens stars Mark Wright and Rowan Varty for the Asian Games, but insisted both were not shoo-ins ... into the team,' Rees warned yesterday. Wright, who shared the captaincy duties with Jeff Wong Chun-kiu last season, and Varty are playing in the Japan Top League for Toyota Jido Shokki Shuttles. After ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/727187/rees-boosted-release-japan-based-duo
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/723715/rees-looking-pointers-shanghai-sevens
  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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/705732/rees-targets-south-korea-asian-five-nations-must-win-match
  7. Focus belongs on 15-man game, says Rees

    Posted Mar 09th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... and shouldn't be overshadowed by sevens, said coaching chief Dai Rees as the World Cup showpiece ended on Saturday. Hong Kong returned home last night with plenty to ponder before their home tournament - the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens, the fifth leg of the IRB Series - gets under way at the end of this month. Rees, who was an interested observer of the Rodney McIntosh-coached ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/672600/focus-belongs-15-man-game-says-rees
  8. HK hope to catch Japan cold first up

    Posted Jan 07th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay New coach Dai Rees is relishing the prospect of taking on defending champions Japan first up when Hong Kong's campaign in the second HSBC Asian Five Nations Championship kicks off on May 2. 'While it is good practice to have a couple of games before taking on the bigger opposition, it will be nice to have the competition favourites first-up,' said Rees ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/666052/hk-hope-catch-japan-cold-first
  9. McColl to captain HK against Philippines

    Posted Apr 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in December,' head coach Dai Rees said. Number eight Leung broke a bone in his hand during the domestic season but still played in the Hong Kong Sevens last month. However, he needs an operation and has ... off. '[The match] against the Volcanoes [Philippines] will be an important step before naming the squad for the first game in the Asian Five Nations against Kazakhstan,' Rees said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/965127/mccoll-captain-hk-against-philippines
  10. Youthful HK players still in frame for Rio

    Posted Mar 26th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay A lot can happen in six years, but Dai Rees believes most of the players who run out this weekend for Hong Kong could form the core of the campaign to get to Rio.Continuity is the name of the game for head coach Rees who has stuck with the core of last December's East Asian Games squad for the prestigious leg of the IRB Sevens World Series. And looking even further ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/709622/youthful-hk-players-still-frame-rio

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