). Born 30 June 1967 Duncan, Canada. 6?0 & 15st. Educated Harrow, University of Victoria Canada, Oxford Uni.. Most famous Canadian rugby player and excellent ambassador for his country making his Test debut on 8th Nov 1986 vs USA.Educated at St. Michaels University School, Victoria BC including a gap year at Harrow, England. Played for an array of clubs including Castaways (Canada), Wasps, Bedford, Harlequins (all England), Merignac (France), Newport (Wales), Oxford (Blue) and the Barbarians. It was on international field where Rees achieved the stamp of greatness and in a career spanning 55 caps 1986-1999, he scored a total of 487 pts (6t /51c/ 110p/ 9dg) to become Canada's all-time points scorer. Captained Canada 23 times. Kicked winning conversion in Nov 1993 in Canada?s 26-24 win against Wales at National Stadium, Cardiff scoring 16 pts. The powerful 6 ft / 15st joined Newport Jan 1994 making debut vs Maesteg at RP on 12thFeb 1994 (W41-10) kicking 4c / 1p. First ever place kick for Newport was an angled ca 40m penalty. He commented ?I don?t know how Paul Turner kicked all the goals on that pitch. It was very heavy going?. Scored all 29 pts vs Pontypridd 6th Jan 1996 to reach 200pts in just 16 matches but Npt still lost 29-30 with Lee Jarvis kicking 20pts for Pontypridd. Voted Supporters Player of Year in 1995/6. Left to join Wasps though offered lucrative contract to stay. Jointly holds record for longest kick ever at RP - 64yd dg vs Aberavon in 1995. Broke Paul Turner?s club record of 368 pts (1986/7) against Bridgend, Apr 1996 when he reached 375. Scored further 12 pts in last match vs Llanelli to total 398pts for 1995/6 from 30 games. 1993/4 -1995/6: 47 apps / 17t / 79c / 115p / 4dg = 603pts.
Coached Wasps before returning to Canada in 2002. Son of Alan Rees (ex-Cross Keys, Maesteg and L Welsh) who emigrated to British Columbia.