|Date of birth||circa 1961 (age 58–59)|
|Place of birth||Fiji|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|Rugby union career|
Epeli Rakai (born circa 1961) is a Fijian former rugby union footballer. He played as hooker.
His first international cap for Fiji was during the match against Solomon Islands, in Apia, on 8 September 1983. He also took part at the 1987 Rugby World Cup, playing two matches with the quarter-final lost to France being his last international cap. Rakai was also part of the South Pacific Barbarians, a team made up of Fijian, Tongan and Samoan players who played a rebel tour in South Africa,among which were present his teammates who played in Suva, such as Severo Koroduadua, Paulo Nawalu and Sairusi Naituku.
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Epeli is a Fijian male given name. Notable people with this name include: