Liv McGoverne : Exeter Chiefs Women
Name
Liv McGoverne
Nationality
nzlNew Zealand
Position
Centre
HEIGHT
1.74m
WEIGHT
77KG
INSTA
@livmcgoverne
Current Team
Chiefs
Leagues
Allianz Cup Final, Allianz Cup Pool A, Allianz Cup Pool B, Allianz Cup Semi Finals, Premier 15s, Premier 15s Grand Final, Premier 15s Semi-Finals
Seasons
2022-23
Age
26

A new recruit at the Exeter Chiefs at the start of the 2022/23 season, the gifted New Zealander has quickly settled into her new surroundings on the other side of the world.

Equally adept playing at fly-half or centre, Liv made her debut for the Devon club in their Allianz Cup encounter away to DMP Sharks in September 2022 – and has been a mainstay of Susie Appleby’s first-team plans ever since.

A proven goalkicker with an eye for a try, the Christchurch-born back – who arrived from Matatu – first started playing rugby at High School at the age of 13. Since then, she has developed her game year on year and believes her move to the Northern Hemisphere has helped add to her skill-set, particularly tackling some of the best names in the game in the Allianz Premier 15s.

Meet Liv McGoverne: UC Sports Coaching grad

How long have you been playing rugby for?

The last 11 years.

How did study help you prepare you for your career in rugby?

It taught me the fundamentals of sport – whether it be coaching, sport science or exercise physiology. I found it gave a really good background on sport and how to get better.

How have you balanced study and playing rugby?

Probably just good time management, planning ahead with coaches and organising myself. I think UC were really understanding. They accommodate you if you can go to class or can’t because of trainings. They made it really possible to do both, which has been really good.

What is the most valuable thing you have got out of your experience as a student?

Life experience. Especially with my degree, you get to go out and do hands on stuff like internships. I think it just prepared you for what’s to come in life.

What been a highlight of your time as a Matatū player so far?

I’d say learning about all the background of the culture, getting to know the girls and forming stronger bonds with everyone.

What are you looking forward to this season?

Playing the highest level of competition around the country every week, I think that’s really exciting. I’m excited to test myself against the best in New Zealand.

What’s a piece of advice you would give to a woman who’s keen to pursue a career in rugby?

Back yourself and don’t be afraid to express who you are. Just be yourself and remember we have no limitations – we can do anything the boys can do, and better!

Original Story: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/engage/community-partnerships/matat/introducing-liv-mcgoverne-uc-sport-coaching-grad/

Allianz Cup Final

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Allianz Cup Pool A

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Allianz Cup Pool B

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Allianz Cup Semi Finals

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Premier 15s

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Premier 15s Grand Final

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Premier 15s Semi-Finals

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Career Total

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Results

34 - 19
Premier 15s Grand Final
Kingsholm Stadium

Gloucester-Hartpury Women v Exeter Chiefs Women

24 - 21
Premier 15s Semi-Finals
Sandy Park

Exeter Chiefs Women v Saracens Women

19 - 58
Premier 15s
Alpas Arena

Gloucester-Hartpury Women v Exeter Chiefs Women

82 - 7
Premier 15s
Sandy Park

Exeter Chiefs Women v Wasps Women

24 - 21
Premier 15s
Shaftsbury Park

Bristol Bears Women v Exeter Chiefs Women

29 - 22
Premier 15s
StoneX Stadium

Saracens Women v Exeter Chiefs Women

52 - 14
Premier 15s
Sandy Park

Exeter Chiefs Women v Sale Sharks Women

25 - 54
Premier 15s
Twickenham Stadium

Harlequins Women v Exeter Chiefs Women

45 - 5
Premier 15s
Sandy Park

Exeter Chiefs Women v Loughborough Lightning

5 - 57
Premier 15s
Sixways Stadium

University of Worcester Warriors Women v Exeter Chiefs Women

0 - 84
Premier 15s
Twyford Avenue Sports Ground

Wasps Women v Exeter Chiefs Women

41 - 0
Premier 15s
Sandy Park

Exeter Chiefs Women v Bristol Bears Women

37 - 19
Premier 15s
Sandy Park

Exeter Chiefs Women v Saracens Women

10 - 35
Premier 15s

Sale Sharks Women v Exeter Chiefs Women

27 - 0
Premier 15s
Sandy Park

Exeter Chiefs Women v Harlequins Women

5 - 54
Premier 15s
Loughborough Lightning

Loughborough Lightning v Exeter Chiefs Women

62 - 18
Premier 15s
Sandy Park

Exeter Chiefs Women v University of Worcester Warriors Women

0 - 95
Premier 15s
The Northern Echo Arena

DMP Durham Sharks v Exeter Chiefs Women

17 - 25
Premier 15s
Sandy Park

Exeter Chiefs Women v Gloucester-Hartpury Women