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  1. Chief seeks permanent home with the elite

    Posted Mar 02nd 2011, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... month. 'This grant has been a great help for us and I hope we will continue getting it,' said Wright, who captained the Asian Games squad. HKRFU head of performance and head coach Dai Rees also welcomed the grant, saying it made his job easier as the money would result in more players choosing to stay in Hong Kong. 'We are very grateful for the support as it encourages ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong’s World Cup dream shattered by Uruguay

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 09:03am

    ... in Montevideo on Saturday. It is hugely disappointing because it was such a tight game. It was 6-3 at half-time and we were very much in it Dai Rees Uruguay will now meet Russia in a home-and-away final ... England, Fiji and Wales. “It is a very disappointing result,” said Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union’s head of technical development and performance. “It was disappointing in the way we lost ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong sevens side ready to give Rees fitting farewell

    Posted Nov 08th 2013, 11:33pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... to give Rees fitting farewell Hong Kong will go all out to give head coach Dai Rees a farewell to remember as they attempt to defend their Asian crown by winning the final leg of the HSBC Asian ... another successful season by retaining the title. I'm very proud of what the guys have done and it will be a special day if we can win this tournament Dai Rees Standing in the way, as ever, ...

  4. HK roll over opponents as they prepare for Japan showdown

    Posted Sep 05th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... up against top seeds Japan in the Cup quarter-finals today. 'We are not worried,' said head coach Dai Rees. 'I thought we looked the best and most consistent side and we ... over the Asian powerhouses in their pool encounter. 'We knew we would be facing either Japan or Malaysia, especially with the latter having sevens Fijians in their squad,' Rees said. ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Video: Premiership Grand Final

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 01:21pm by SCMP staff

    ... SCMP Staff Watch highlights from the Paul Y Premiership Grand Final in which WhichWay Valley defeated Leighton Asia HKCC 20-14. Following the match highlights, see the Grand Championship Cup presentation, plus interviews with Valley’s Deano Herewini and Nick Hewson, and comments from HKRFU chairman Trevor Gregory and head of performance Dai Rees. To watch Grand Final ...

  6. 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 ...

  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. HK win battle with arch-rivals at Sevens

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

    ... pleased coach Dai Rees. 'This is another psychological blow for us ahead of the Asian Games. They [Japan] were so distraught that they pulled out of the tournament completely,' Rees said. Hong Kong lost in the Cup quarter-finals to Borneo Eagles, 26-7, but the main task had been accomplished. Rees will name his 12-man squad for Guangzhou today. ...

  10. 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 ...




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