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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong belong with the big boys, says proud coach Rees

    Posted Mar 25th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... as England won 42-5, but it didn't matter as Hong Kong were celebrating. "This has exceeded all our expectations," said proud Hong Kong coach Dai Rees. Argentina entered ... Alvin Sallay alvin.sallay@scmp.com Hong Kong fall to England in final, but exceed expectations and prove credibility with wins over Argentina and USA We belong with the big boys, says Rees ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong steel themselves for tough A5N campaign

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 10:47pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... the regional qualifiers for the 2015 World Cup. Our goal is to go to Japan undefeated, but to achieve that we will need a highly focused approach Dai Rees The winners are expected to be Japan who have ... against Uruguay. But top official Dai Rees has warned Hong Kong, who will start with skipper Nick Hewson on the bench, not to ignore the challenges the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Korea will bring. ...

  3. Borneo leg crucial to HK's ambition to be Asian No 1

    Posted Sep 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... his knee on the opening day, ruling him out of the September 24-25 tournament in Kota Kinabalu. Despite Tauti's loss, coach Dai Rees was confident he had enough firepower to replace him ... will be missed, but we now have enough depth to lighten the blow,' Rees said. Big and mobile ball-winning forwards have always been at a premium for Hong Kong. But Valley trio Nick Hewson, Leigh ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Uruguay await if Hong Kong can achieve second in Asian qualifying for 2015 World Cup

    Posted Apr 01st 2014, 09:45pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Kong are not looking that far ahead just yet. Right now all our attention is on the Asian Five Nations and to get past sides like South Korea and Sri Lanka Dai Rees "Yes our goal ... and Sri Lanka," said Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of technical development and performance. The winner of the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five competition, which ...

  5. Rees renews focus on 15-a-side game with a mission to Europe

    Posted Nov 04th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will embark on a three-game tour of Europe next month. Head coach Dai Rees will renew his focus on the 15-a-side game, which has taken a backseat to the campaign ... belt. The players need to leave their comfort zone. Last year was a steep learning curve, but I expect to do much better this time,' Rees said. Hong Kong will play Germany in Heidelberg ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong’s Tom McQueen passed fit for Singapore Sevens

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 09:49pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... shoulder had recovered sufficiently so that he will be available for Singapore,” said a relieved Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union’s head of performance and coaching. It is a great relief that Tom has been passed fit by the medical staff. This is a massive boost for us as he is a key player Dai Rees  With his deadly finishing McQueen has topped Hong Kong’s try-scoring chart ...

  7. Sport - Rugby

    Second place for HK in Five Nations would be just fine, says Rees

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay Coach Dai Rees is savouring the prospect of Hong Kong clinching their first second-place finish in the HSBC Asian Five Nations Top Five competition when the side take ... the management staff and above all the players,' Rees said. Hong Kong returned home yesterday after a seven-try 48-3 romp over Sri Lanka left them well-placed to finish runners-up to Asian ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Rees optimistic despite defeats for sevens side

    Posted Jul 26th 2009, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... Dai Rees said last night. Having lost all three games on Thursday, Hong Kong were outclassed 39-0 by IRB Sevens Series champions South Africa yesterday, then lost to Taiwan 17-12 and Japan 19-5 to finish in eighth and last place. 'Coming to the World Games has been a great experience and a very valuable exercise for the squad,' Rees said. 'We could have won against ...

  10. Rees takes chance to blood HK youngsters in sevens squad

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

    ... Alvin Sallay Hong Kong will take the out-of-the-blue opportunity to play at the World Games in Taiwan this month to develop their engine room, with head coach Dai Rees naming a number ... it will be the first opportunity for Simon Leung and Mark Komar to make an impression. 'Looking ahead, it is important we look to develop more forwards into our sevens teams,' said Rees, who has ...




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