During his High School years, Apisai balanced playing first XV rugby for Wellington College with turning out for Wellington at age group level, including captaining their U16 side.
Apisai was a New Zealand Schools representative in 2013 and later captained the New Zealand U20s side which finished fifth in the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship in England.
In October 2016 Apisai, who affiliates to the Ngāti Awa iwi, was named in the Māori All Blacks squad for their end of year tour to the Northern Hemisphere. He debuted as a replacement for the Māori captain Ash Dixon in a 27-14 defeat by Munster on 11 November 2016.
Iwi: Ngāti Awa