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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. Break has done us a world of good- Rees

    Posted Dec 01st 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Gold medal contenders Japan and South Korea will arrive in peak form for the rugby sevens competition this weekend, but Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees remained unworried ... 'We preferred to give the Sri Lanka tournament a miss so that the guys could have an extra week off before the East Asian Games,' Rees said. 'And it has worked perfectly for us ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. HK lose all three sevens outings

    Posted Jul 25th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Hong Kong lost all three games on the opening day of the rugby sevens tournament at the World Games in Kaohsiung yesterday. The 12-man squad gave Fiji a run for their money in a 26-10 defeat, then lost 31-0 to Argentina before losing a crunch clash with Japan 20-5. Coach Dai Rees said two 'silly mistakes' in the last three minutes when trailing 10-5 cost Hong ...

  5. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Sealed with a hiss as hosts get dream draw for Hong Kong Sevens

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Snake-themed presentation sees Dai Rees' team land decent opportunity to impress against the core teams at Hong Kong Sevens next month Sealed ... the season and it will lay down a marker for us," national sevens coach Dai Rees said, as Hong Kong look ambitiously towards becoming a core team next season. The other team in Hong Kong's ...

  6. Sport - Hong Kong - Rugby

    Hong Kong sevens side get World Games slot

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... national coach Dai Rees, who on Monday won team coach of the year at the Hong Kong Coaching Awards for the third time in a row. With rugby sevens being part of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, ... two weeks' notice, and went with a scratch side and just made up numbers. But this time we will be taking our strongest side available," Rees said. The eight teams taking part ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Hong Kong eye place in 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

    Posted Feb 17th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... But this has now given us extra motivation," said Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance. "The fact that instead of a qualifying process, the best-placed teams ... Football Union, will write to the respective local Olympic committee inviting them to send the team to the Youth Olympic Games," Rees (pictured) said. "It will be up to the Olympic ...

  8. Sport - Hong Kong - RUGBY SEVENS

    Tourneys next month key to Hong Kong's HSBC core team bid

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... we know we have the squad capable of performing and there is a realistic chance to crack the top three in London," said Dai Rees, HKRFU's head of performance and national coach. ... and Hong Kong, and then London and Moscow [World Cup Sevens in late June]," Rees said. "It is a formidable schedule but we relish the opportunity to up the intensity of our preparations ...

  9. Short game to take lead in long term

    Posted Mar 18th 2012, 12:00am

    ... turned around the views of key people in charge of the game. Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees has long maintained that 15-a-side rugby is the bread and butter. But in the April edition of Rugby World, a magazine published in the UK, Rees is quoted as saying: 'Sevens suits Hong Kong better, it is probably the game of Asia.' An annoyed Rees said he was misquoted, and insisted ...

  10. HK team to face tough challenge in Suva Sevens tournament

    Posted Oct 16th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Sevens,' Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees said. 'It sounds as if it will be a quality competition with invitations going out to IRB Sevens teams. But no matter what happens, there will be quite ... and we'll reciprocate by hosting Hong Kong in January.' Rees will also send teams from Hong Kong's extended squad for the Borneo Sevens on October 31 and November 1, as well as a Hong Kong ...




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