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  1. 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 ...

  2. Sport - Rugby

    Bigger player-base way forward: Rees

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay Defeating South Korea in next month's HSBC Asian Five Nations is not top of the priority list for new Hong Kong coach Dai Rees. His main aim is to create a bigger pool of players who can consistently perform at the top level. Having dropped one bombshell by picking the unheralded Jon Abel as his captain for the top tier regional tournament on Thursday, Rees ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Rees sees silver lining in Asian Games draw

    Posted Oct 11th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... head coach Dai Rees a happy man. It means that if everything goes according to the form book, Hong Kong will end up playing Japan- winners of the gold medal four years ago at the Doha Games- ... again in the final,' Rees said. That is the plan, but whether it will pan out will depend on a number of factors, among them the presence of both South Korea and China in the other pool, ...

  4. Sport - Rugby

    Keith Robertson has chance to impress coach at Darwin training camp

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 10:07pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... as I wanted Gareth to have a look at him. We all know what he can do but Gareth hasn't seen him and this was an opportunity for both of them to get to know each other," said Dai Rees, head ... as a pilot." He will have to win his place back with the two guys who replaced him, Jamie Hood and Ben Rimene, turning out to be two of our best players Dai Rees After 18 months away, former whizkid ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Fijian trio poses new threat for Hong Kong

    Posted May 02nd 2014, 11:01pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Union. Hong Kong arrived on Friday with team manager Dai Rees saying one of his first tasks would be to check if the trio meet the International Rugby Board's eligibility rules. We have no issues with Sri Lanka fielding [the Fijians]. However, I hope they have followed all procedures. Just having a passport doesn’t make you eligible Hong Kong team manager Dai Rees "We have ...

  6. Sport - Rugby

    Brave Hong Kong fail to stop Japan from taking Asia’s place at RWC

    Posted May 25th 2014, 11:57pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... and lineouts, making life harder for themselves. "We didn't deserve that score," said Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of technical development and performance. ... blown away. But to trail 8-3 after 30 minutes and then 27-8 after 60 minutes shows how far we have progressed," Rees said. "But at the end of the day they put us under a lot ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Rees demands gold from strong sevens squad

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

    ... Alvin Sallay Nothing less than gold will satisfy Hong Kong's head coach Dai Rees at next month's East Asian Games. 'People are talking about us getting to the medal podium, but we want gold,' said Rees, who has announced his 12-strong men's squad, who will be among the favourites. Such a result would mean rugby becoming the first team sport to claim a team ...

  10. Rees aims to lift HK with breakfast pep-talk

    Posted May 24th 2009, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alvin Sallay When Hong Kong head coach Dai Rees meets his players at the breakfast table in Almaty today, he will most probably greet them by saying, 'The coffee is great ... today. 'Coming here is a step into the unknown. We will be playing in strange conditions, and up against a good side who will have a lot of crowd support,' Rees said. 'But stepping ...




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