Epineri Naituku

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Epineri Naituku
Birth nameEpineri Taganesei Naituku
Date of birth(1963-01-08)8 January 1963
Place of birth Fiji
Date of death29 October 2019(2019-10-29) (aged 56)
Place of death Suva, Fiji
Rugby union career
Position(s) Centre
Senior career
19??-19?? Nasinu ()
National team(s)
1987–1988 Fiji 2 (0)

Epineri Taganesei Naituku [1] (8 January 1963 – 29 October 2019) was a Fijian rugby union player. [2] He played as centre.



He was capped for Fiji twice, in the 1987 Rugby World Cup, [3] playing the matches against Argentina, on 24 May, at Hamilton and Italy, on 31 May, at Dunedin, the latter of which was his last international cap. Naituku also played for the South Sea Barbarians, a team made up of Fijian, Samoan and Tongan players, which played a rebel tour in apartheid-era South Africa. [4]


  1. "Ex-Flying Fijian Centre, Naituku Dies" . Retrieved 2019-11-01.
  2. "Unions to tap on new talents". Fiji Sun. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  3. "Unpredictable Fiji". southasiantimes.com.au. Retrieved 2017-08-27.
  4. "Building bridges in a divided nation". Fiji Times Online. Retrieved 2017-08-26.

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