Sean Paranihi is a tighthead prop from New Zealand. At the high school level, he represented both Feilding high school and Tu Toi in their first XVs. His final year of high school was spent at St. Kentigern College. From there, he moved on to the Canterbury wider training squad and then eventually to their senior squad. On international duty, Paranihi represented New Zealand in their U20s squad in 2016 and then the prestigious All Blacks in 2017 and 2019. Other club representation includes experiences with the Manawatu Turbos, Feilding Old Boys Oriya, Sumner, and the Linwood Rugby Club.