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  1. Determined HK believe they can beat odds

    Posted Apr 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay It will not simply be a case of damage limitation, promised national coach Dai Rees and new captain Tom McColl, as Hong Kong face the formidable task of stopping Japan from ... underline the gulf between Japan, Asia's World Cup representative and a full-time professional outfit, and Hong Kong's part-timers. But Rees and McColl remain upbeat for today's clash ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. Sport - Rugby - ASIAN GAMES

    Veteran Tsang Hing-hung ruled out for Incheon with shoulder injury

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 10:03pm

    ... is why he wasn’t included in the squad at the Hong Kong Asian Sevens (last month),” said Dai Rees, head of technical development and performance at the HKRFU. “He has unfortunately failed to come ... but it will be a challenge for him now to come into a very settled squad and back up captain Jamie Hood,” Rees said, referring to the fact that as a Cathay Pacific pilot Robertson has been unable to spend ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Andy Hall handed key role for crunch game in Uruguay

    Posted May 27th 2014, 10:00pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... defeat in the Tokyo finale to the 2014 ARFU Asian Five Nations. Our World Cup dream is still alive and we will go to Uruguay feeling confident Dai Rees "Andy will move into the slot and will be coach in the short term," said Dai Rees, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of technical development and performance. "We will not be looking at appointing anyone new as we ...

  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. 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, ...

  10. Sport - Rugby

    Experienced Wright back in the frame for sevens at Asian Games

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 10:18pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... by his club Toyota Shokki Shuttles to play. "He is expected to join the team a week on Monday," said Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union head of technical development and performance. We will have to make sure we score as many points as we can in our pool games Dai Rees Wright will bring much-needed experience to the forwards, as young guns Michael Coverdale and Jack ...




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