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  1. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong team’s ‘relegation to outside pitch disappointing’

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... Alan Sallay Rees shock at opening-day snub Surprised and disappointed- that is how Hong Kong national coach Dai Rees reacted after learning they have been relegated to an outside pitch ... barring one match. It is disappointing we will have to play the rest outside," Rees said. The 20-team London Sevens is made up of two separate events with the top 12 teams figuring ...

  2. HK beef up front row for clash against Sri Lanka

    Posted May 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... trust- Dai Rees and Leigh Jones- expect Sri lanka to be a force to be reckoned with in the forwards. 'We know Sri Lanka have a good forward unit and being able to bring Nigel on tour is going to be important for us to counter that threat,' coach Rees said. With hooker Brent Taylor sufficiently recovered from a shoulder injury picked up in the 23-10 victory to Kazakhstan ...

  3. Sport - Rugby

    Record four-in-a-row sports awards triumph for Hong Kong sevens team

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 02:18pm by Staff Reporter

    ... “It’s an honour,” said Dai Rees, the HKRFU’s head of performance and technical development. “I think it reflects the fact that we had another good season in 2013 and our results are now becoming ... Games in Colombia, finishing in fifth place, and took second place overall in the HSBC Asian Sevens Series. Rees added that winning the award for 2013 – adding to previous victories in 2008, ...

  4. Hong Kong coaches honoured

    Posted Apr 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as his athletes clinched three gold medals at last year's world championships. Table tennis coach Li Huifen and rugby coach Dai Rees won the team coach awards. ...

  5. Sport - Rugby

    Hong Kong bounce back to finish third in Zimbabwe

    Posted Mar 16th 2014, 09:22pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... Dai Rees "That caught us cold, but it was good to finish third overall with some convincing wins." A South Africa academy side defeated hosts Zimbabwe 21-15 to win the Cup final. ... needed before the Hong Kong Sevens and it was good to see the guys bounce back after a poor first day," added Dai Rees, Hong Kong Rugby Football Union's head of performance. Baber ...

  6. Rees finds warmth in chilly Europe

    Posted Jan 03rd 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... which doubles up as a 2011 World Cup qualifier. But head coach Dai Rees (pictured) remains optimistic everything is on target as Hong Kong prepare to take on Japan, the favourites to win Asia's automatic berth in the World Cup, as well as South Korea, Kazakhstan and the Arabian Gulf, who will all be vying for the runners-up slot to go into a repechage. A thawed Rees told Alvin ...

  7. Business - Companies - ACQUISITIONS

    Dai-ichi Life looks to buy US insurer Protective Life

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 01:30am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Deal-hungry giant in talks for Protective Life, a source says, with a tipped US$5b-plus price tag ranking as the biggest move by a Japan insurer Dai-ichi Life looks to buy U.S. insurer Japanese insurer Dai-ichi Life is in advanced talks to buy Protective Life of the United States in a deal that could be worth more than US$5 billion, a source said yesterday. ...

  8. Brilliant Hong Kong maul hapless UAE

    Posted May 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... 'amateur' side in the region. Coach Dai Rees had always insisted 'performing' was what mattered and that results would follow like night chases day. Tom McColl and his team proved ... performance,' Rees said. 'Finishing second is good but what mattered more was that we didn't sneak over the line and didn't have to depend on others to achieve our best-ever finish.' ...

  9. Hong Kong open Five Nations with victory in Almaty

    Posted Apr 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... fantastic,' head coach Dai Rees said. 'It was an all-round team performance. They never expected us to be so disciplined.' That wasn't the case with the hosts, who trailed 20-3 ... part of the game, and, funnily, when they were down to 13 men,' Rees said. 'They played the last quarter with reduced numbers and took the game to us. It was a bit disappointing ...

  10. Sport - Rugby - Grand Championship

    Blow for Valley as injured Lee Jones to miss Grand Final

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 09:43pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... raised immediate concerns in the national team camp – with the Hong Kong Sevens only three weeks away – but Dai Rees, the Hong Kong Rugby Football Union’s head of performance, said Jones appeared to be healing quickly. Lee will not go to the Zimbabwe Sevens, but he should be okay for Hong Kong Dai Rees “It is a bad sprain but there is no break and he can already put weight on his foot,” Rees ...




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