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News Bulldogs forward Ofahiki Ogden’s game plan is simply to go out on field and bash blokes

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  1. Bulldog_4_Life

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    DON’T let Ofahiki Ogden’s beaming ear-to-ear smile fool you.

    Behind the wide grin is a young forward eager to make a name for himself in the NRL as a ‘hard as nails’ enforcer.

    Canterbury’s salary cap woes paved the way for Ogden to make his debut last weekend against Newcastle and now he wants to cement a spot in coach Dean Pay’s first 17.

    Like many young players from New Zealand, Ogden is softly spoken and cuts a shy demeanour.


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    Ofahiki Ogden will look to play an impact role off the bench against the Raiders. Picture: Richard Dobson
    But that all changes on the football field when the referee blows time on and the Mangere East Hawks junior only has one thing on his mind.

    “It’s just something I like doing, going out there and smashing blokes and trying to run over people. It’s always been like that for me, run as hard you can and tackle as hard as you can,” he said.

    Fellow Bulldogs forward Adam Elliott described Ogden as ‘hard as nails’ and said he runs so hard that the rest of his teammates try and avoid his big hits and ‘big shoulders’ during their training sessions.

    Ogden, who was poached from the Warriors, says his aggressive approach to every battle upfront makes him tailor made for the physicality of the NRL.

    He says he’ll be using Saturday night’s clash against Canberra’s behemoth pack to prove to Pay he deserves to be a regular in his side.

    “I think I am made for it, but there are a few things I need to work on in my defence and what I'm doing at the moment, but talking to my defensive coaches trying to work on my game so I can get better,” he said.

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    Ogden says he simply likes to run hard and tackle hard. Picture: Richard Dobson
    “I want to go out there and challenge other forwards in the NRL to see where I’m at and for myself it’s always a challenge to see who can run the hardest and tackle the hardest.

    Ogden is contracted at Belmore until the end of next season and he says he wants to remain a Bulldog into the future.

    “I do see myself here for the long-term, I’m just trying to improve and trying to cement a start in the starting 13 or even just off the bench,” he said.

    “I’m not trying too look to far ahead, I want to take each week as it comes and try to improve my game.”
     
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  2. finchie

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    Nice
    Footy is a simple game
    Run and tackle harder than the opp and 9/10 you should win the game
     
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  3. Scoooby

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    Love Ofahikis attitude, seems like a good young bloke who wants to prove himself! Great read as well.

    All the best to him!!
     
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    Fucking unleash the beast!!!
     
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    I really rate this bloke
     
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    Sounds a bit like what Tualau was supposed to do and started to do when he first came up to FG. Hope he doesn't go backwards like Francis has.
     
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    Tualau has really fallen off the face of the earth this season. I didn’t think he was much chop to begin with but seems to have become worse.
     
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    I rewatched the game last night (Knights) and Ogden and Fualolo provided a nice 1-2 punch off the bench giving us the best impact I have seen this season

    Klemmer had some nice little tip on with Ogden and our ruck speed was quick as
     
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    Yeah I thought that was DF's best game ever. It was how I expected him to play all season but he just seemed to disappear. Hopefully now he is back and firing he will keep going.
     
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    That’s what I wanna see, instead of that pillow fighting cat Woods taking the ball up backwards..
     
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  12. KiwiDog7

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    It just seemed as though he had more leg drive and power aye

    Great to see

    Perhaps the injury layoff was what he needed to refresh and study his own game
     
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    Love the attitude.

    Last person we had who wanted to bash and steamroll the opposition was Shrek, which I still miss.
     
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    The Orge, now there’s a bloke who doesn’t give a flying fuck about his looks. That’s what we need instead to pretty boys like De Belin and RCG..guys who are willing to have their nose all over their face.
     
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  15. Maxhardcore

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    Drops the ball once and TK calls for him to be beheaded. We have seen this script before. Good luck this Saturday old mate.
     
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  16. Matilida

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    love the attitude, love the hunger.
     
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    All I can say son is walk the talk because Mbye loved a headline but never delivered.
     
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    As long as he can run harder and faster than Woods its a move forward, great switch by the Dogs, bring on Saturday.
     
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    That game he steamrolled Gibbs will forever be cemented in my mind. Fuckin sweet justice for starting the fight not long before it.
     
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    My favourite Bulldog moment. I love when cunts start shit then get leveled the fuck out.

    Gibbs has to be in the top 3 of the biggest cats in league history.
     
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