Rugby Bigwig Collins Injera Hangs His Jersey After 17 Years

After a successful 17-year career in international rugby, Collins Injera, one of Kenya’s top players in the sevens game, has announced his retirement. He finishes his career as the second highest try scorer in sevens rugby, with 279 tries to his name.

Throughout his time on the field, Injera played a vital role in Kenya’s sevens squad and also represented the 15s team. “Everything must come to an end, sometime,” Injera said.

“I have always said that I will know it’s time, because my body will tell me.”

He went on to say, “For the past few months it has really ‘spoken’ to me so, finally, I have decided to listen to it.” Injera was part of the Simbas squad at the past five Rugby Sevens World Cups and reached the semi-finals in 2009 and 2013.

However, his dream of playing in a Rugby World Cup remained unfulfilled. One of the highlights of his career was winning the Singapore leg of the World Sevens Series in 2016, where he scored two tries and was named player of the final as they beat Fiji 30-7. He also represented Kenya at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.