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Karina Penetito

Position:
Hooker
Born:
02/02/1986
Physical:
1.67cm, 75kg
Test Debut:
2005
Test Points:
0
Caps:
9
Provincial Team:
Auckland

Career Comments

  • Karina Penetito has been a Black Fern for seven seasons. The secondary school teacher coaches the Auckland Girls Grammar first XV who are current Auckland schools champions.

    Representative teams:
    Black Ferns (2005 - present)
    Auckland (2004 - present)
    Auckland Secondary Schools (2002, 2003)


    Favourites:
    Rugby ground: Liston Park, Auckland
    Rugby player and why: Sherwin Stowers because he’s a hot stepper
    Earliest rugby memories: watching Jonah Lomu run over England in the 1999 Rugby World Cup.
    Biggest influence on your rugby career and why: my mum and dad, for driving me to all my rugby trainings morning and night, rain, hail or shine
    Food: grapes
    Actor/Actress:  Jack Black
    Movie: School of rock
    Book: Eric Rush
    Singer/Band/Music type: Six60 NZ rock/reggae band
    Holiday destination: Hokianga
    Non-rugby sports team: Warriors
    If you could meet one person, who would it be and why: Jack Black because he makes me laugh
    I hate it when … I forget things
    I can’t live without … chocolate
    If I wasn’t a rugby player I would be … unemployed