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Collins Injera, one of Kenya’s rugby stars, has announced his retirement from the game.
He finishes an illustrious 7s career as the world’s second-highest scorer after crossing the try-line 279 times. In the 17 years he has been in international rugby, Injera has captained Kenya’s rugby sevens team and represented the 15.
“Everything must come to an end, sometimes,” Injera said.
“I have always said that I will know it’s time because my body will tell me.”
“For the past few months it has really ‘spoken’ to me so, finally, I have decided to listen to it,” he said.
“I hope I made you all proud.”
Everything must come to an end, sometime. I have always said that I will know it’s time, because my body will tell me. And for the past few months it has really ‘spoken’ to me so, finally, I have decided to listen to it. I hope I made you all proud.#279Out#C11 pic.twitter.com/MrOhdxswMy
— Collins Injera, OGW, OLY (@cinjera) January 24, 2023
Injera was part of the Simba’s squad in the previous Rugby Sevens World Cups, reaching the semi-finals in 2009 and 2013 – although his ambitions to be with them at the Rugby World Cup remain elusive.
One of the highlights of Injera’s career was winning the Singapore leg of the World Sevens Series in 2016 when he scored twice and was named the player of the final beating Fiji 30-7.
He represented Kenya at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
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