30 July 1986 |
Wainuiomata, New Zealand
|Height||183 cm (6 ft 0 in)|
|Weight||98 kg (15 st 6 lb)|
|Position||Lock, Second-row, Five-eighth|
As of 8 September 2009
Source: Rugby League Project
Marvin Karawana (born 30 July 1986, in Wainuiomata, New Zealand) is a professional rugby union and rugby league player. He currently plays for Wellington in the National Rugby sevens competition in New Zealand. He previously played for the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League. He primarily plays lock, second-row and five-eighth.
Karawana made his first grade debut for the Newcastle Knights during the Round 9 encounter with the New Zealand Warriors on May 12, 2007. Karawana pushed his way into the first grade team in 2009 and was used off the interchange bench as a Utility player.
After the conclusion of the 2011 season, Karawana was released by the Knights.
He returned to New Zealand in 2012 to play Rugby sevens for Wellington in the national competition. He has been nicknamed by his teammates "Wainui SBW", due to his similar propensity to offload the ball in the tackle.