Epeli Naituivau

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Epeli Naituivau
Date of birth (1962-05-22) 22 May 1962 (age 57)
Place of birthFiji
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight252 lb (114 kg)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Prop
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
199?-199? Suva ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1990–1999 Fiji 9 (8)

Epeli Naituivau (born 22 May 1962) is a Fijian former [[rugby union footballer, who played as prop.


Naituivau debuted for Fiji against Tonga, at Nuku'alofa, on 24 March 1990. He called in the 1991 Rugby World Cup squad, where he played against Romania and Canada, as well in the 1999 Rugby World Cup squad, where he played against Namibia and England, the latter being his last international cap.


Naituivau coached Fiji Barbarians in 2009.[1][2] In 2010 he was technical advisor and forwards coach for Fiji Warriors.[3] Until 2013, he was appointed Development Officer by Fiji Rugby Union[4][5]


  1. ^ "Babaas step into big league". Fiji Sun. Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  2. ^ "Barbarians want Qativi". Fiji Sun. Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  3. ^ Pacific Islands News Association. "PACNEWS - News reader". pina.com.fj. Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  4. ^ "fijisun.com.fj/2012/12/20/cakobau-a-stallion/". fijisun.com.fj. Retrieved 2017-09-04.
  5. ^ "Naituivau not 'sacked'". Fiji Sun. Retrieved 2017-09-04.

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