Marvin Karawana

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Marvin Karawana
Marvin Karawana 2008.jpg
Personal information
Nickname Marvylous, Marv
Born (1986-07-30) 30 July 1986 (age 30)
Wainuiomata, New Zealand
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)
Weight 98 kg (15 st 6 lb)
Playing information
Position Lock, Second-row, Five-eighth
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2007–11 Newcastle Knights 34 1 0 0 4
As of 8 September 2009

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 breaks through a tackle in 2009.

Playing career[edit]

Karawana attended St. Bernard's College in Wellington and is a Wainuiomata Lions junior.[1]

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.

He unfortunately tore his ACL in a NSW Cup trial game in the 2010 pre-season which ruled him out of the entire 2010 season.

In 2011, he made his return to the NRL against the St. George Illawarra Dragons in Round 4.

After the conclusion of the 2011 season, Karawana was released by the Knights.[2]

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.[3]


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