Liam Ovenden Roar Pro

Liam Ovenden

Roar Pro

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Member Since:
August 2013
Based In:
Northern Beaches, Sydney
Favourite Sporting Team:
Reds, Broncos
Favourite Sports:
Cricket, League, Rugby,

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Waratahs playing Cheika-Ball, but what is it?

Waratahs playing Cheika-Ball, but what is it?

2 Jun 2014

The Waratahs have created an entertaining attacking game style with a twist – it’s built on blue-collar grunt work. It doesn’t rely on trick shots, lightning-quick backs, or Rod Macqueen-style intellect and players in motion. The attack is built on three planks: winning collisions; taking on the defence directly and offloading after the collision; then […]

Wallabies have the game plan but not the execution

Wallabies have the game plan but not the execution

2 Oct 2013

The kicking strategy did not work. Many are calling for a return to the ball in hand game plan. It’s plain to see now that the game plan is not the core issue. Any game plan can win you the game, provided it plays to your strengths and your team can execute it effectively. Finding […]

What’s ugly about winning?

What's ugly about winning?

26 Sep 2013

There is a healthy debate in Australian rugby about playing with style versus playing for results, but is it really important how the Wallabies win? Rugby is a professional sport, and professional sport has one currency – winning. Secondary to that, but almost exclusively linked to winning, is profitablity. In addition to that, you have […]

How the Wallabies can secure attack ball

How the Wallabies can secure attack ball

12 Sep 2013

There has been some excellent analysis of the Wallaby/Springbok game during the week from Scott Allen, Brett McKay and other Roarers. Two particular issues commonly identified include the attitude/mental toughness of the team, and the inability to commit enough support players to secure our attacking ruck ball. I completely concur with both of these trains […]

Wallabies must learn Test match mindset

Wallabies must learn Test match mindset

7 Sep 2013

There are a number of Wallabies who are making the step up from Super Rugby simultaneously, and we are paying for this lack of Test match experience in key moments of games. Simply put, we are not recognising and converting the opportunities we are creating, nor are we scrambling effectively to shut down the attack […]

Fighting for the Bledisloe “inches”

Fighting for the Bledisloe "inches"

5 Sep 2013

“We are in hell right now, gentlemen, believe me. And we can stay here and get the shit kicked out of us, or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb out of hell. One inch, at a timeā€¦ You find out that life is just a game of inches. So […]

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