Apisai Naikatini

Position: Flanker/Lock

Height: 6’5″

Weight: 260 lbs

Age: 34

Hometown: Tuvu,Sigatoka,Fiji

Naikatini comes to DC with impressive physical skills and a high rugby IQ, making him both a destructive ball carrier and a dynamic player.  Originally from Sigatoka, Fiji, the experienced lock and flanker joined the New Zealand provincial side Wellington for the 2007 Air New Zealand Cup.  In 2009, Naikatini took his skills to the Hurricanes, making his Super Rugby Debut.  Following his stint in Super Rugby, Naikatini enjoyed his international debut for Fiji during the 2012 IRB Pacific National Cup.

Earlier this year, Naikatini signed with Major League Rugby’s Seattle Seawolves, where he was a part of the 2019 Championship side.  Since then, Naikatini spent the summer playing second row with Waikato Rugby Union in New Zealand before signing with DC.