Karl Te Nana

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Karl Te Nana
Full name Karl Solomon Te Nana
Date of birth (1975-07-15) 15 July 1975 (age 41)
Place of birth Palmerston North, New Zealand
Height 193 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 97 kg (15 st 4 lb; 214 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2000 Highlanders 5 ((5))
National team(s)
Years Team Comps
Medal record
Men's rugby sevens
Representing  New Zealand
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 2002 Manchester Team competition

Karl Solomon Te Nana (born 15 July 1975) is a New Zealand former rugby player, and currently works in broadcasting as a rugby commentator.

A professional rugby union player, Te Nana won a gold medal as part of the New Zealand Seven's rugby team at the 2002 Commonwealth Games.[1] He scored 113 tries for the New Zealand rugby sevens team. He played for North Harbour in the National Provincial Championship and spent the 2000 season with the Otago Highlanders in Super Rugby (then known as the Super 12).

He played for the Point Chevalier Pirates in the Auckland Rugby League's Phelan Shield.[2]


Now retired, Te Nana hosts a weekly rugby show on Sky TV in New Zealand called "This Given Sunday" with former All Black halfback Steve Devine. Also a regular world rugby commentator on the 7's World Series. He hosts, reports and commentates on Super Rugby, college rugby and provincial rugby for Sky TV in New Zealand.