Legendary Kenyan rugby player, Collins Injera, is set to be inducted into the Melrose Sevens Hall of Fame on April 6th.
The ceremony will take place at a black-tie dinner at the Greenyards, where Injera will be recognized for his impressive rugby career.
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Injera played for the Kenya Sevens team for 16 years and is the second highest try scorer of all time in the World Sevens series, with an outstanding 279 tries.
He expressed his excitement about the induction, stating that he is honoured to be recognised and looking forward to visiting the home of rugby sevens in Melrose.
“I am really looking forward to visiting the Greenyards, the home of rugby sevens, a game that has meant so much to me and I am really honoured to be being inducted into the Melrose Sevens Hall of Fame. I look forward to seeing everyone in Melrose next week and being part of the event,” he stated.
The Melrose Sevens Tournament Director, Phil Morris, also expressed his enthusiasm for Injera’s induction, noting that he had an incredible career on the Sevens circuit.
“It’s fantastic news that Collins is able to join us in person to be formally inducted into the Melrose Sevens Hall of Fame, he had an incredible career on the Sevens circuit and we look forward to welcoming here to Melrose,” he stated.
The event promises to be a memorable one as rugby fans from around the world come together to celebrate Injera’s accomplishments and his contribution to the sport.
Collins Injera Rugby inducted in Rugby Town Walk of fame
In January 2023, Injera was inducted into Fiji’s Rugby Town Walk of Fame alongside Fiji Rugby League legend Noa Nadruku.
Both living legends were on hand to unveil their own plaques which honor their respective careers.
Injera was recognized for his outstanding try-scoring record on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, holding the second position on the all-time list achieved during his tenure with the Kenyan men’s national sevens team.