Bullish Injera excited to be back to the national rugby 7s team
Kenya’s rugby sevens all-time top try scorer Collins Injera is excited to be back with the national team after a long layoff from the Damian McGrath-coached side.
Injera was named to represent the country for the fourth time in the upcoming 2022 Rugby World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa.
“It feels nice to be back in the sevens fold, it’s been a while since I was here. Getting a chance to play in the World Cup is huge. Everyone would want to represent his nation at the World Cup I’m just grateful to be here. We love big competitions, and I am happy to be selected,” Injera said.
The last time Injera donned the national team jersey was during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics with his last series outing being LA and Vancouver 7s in 2020.
The speedy Injera, who is the all-time top scorer in the country and the second all-time top scorer in the HSBC World Sevens Series, hopes to inspire Kenya 7s in Cape Town with the first game set to be against Tonga, a non-core side at the World Sevens Series.
“It’s a knock-out tournament; you lose one game you are out. We’ll take it a game at a time. Our energy is on Tonga that’s our first game,” he added.
The Mwamba RFC winger who had hinted he would retire earlier this year was included in the travelling squad after an impressive performance in the just concluded Currie cup tournament staged at the RFUEA grounds the cathedral of local rugby.
Head coach Damian McGrath said the inclusion of Injera in the team brings in the blend that is needed given his experience and exposure in the rugby field.