Injera is Sevens All-Time Leading Try Scorer


Collins Injera clearly loves Twickenham.

He scored his first series try there, played his 50th tournament there, scored his 200th series try there last year and has now become the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series all-time leading try scorer with 231 … with a little help from brother Humphrey Kayange, who gave him the ball in the in-goal area for the record-breaking score.

What better way to celebrate, taking off his shirt and running into the stands to hug his parents and give them the jersey.

Having drawn level with Santiago Gomez Cora on 230 tries when Shujaa lost to Scotland, Injera needed just one try to become the all-time leading try-scorer as Kenya faced France in their last Pool C match.

That try would come in the second half of the match which Kenya lost 12-29.

All eyes were Injera to see whether he’ll break the record, but it was Pierre Gilles Lakafia who sprinted down the touchline and round under the posts for the first try. The first half was all France with first Steeve Barry and then Damien Cler giving them a commanding 19-0 lead at the break.

France picked up where they left off with Virimi Vakatawa and then Arthur Retiere to take an unassailable 29-0 advantage. Kenya did mount a late rally with captain Andrew Amonde touching down before Humphrey Kayange helped his brother Injera score his 231st try on the series to surpass Argentina coach Santiago Gomez Cora’s all-time record.

Congratulations Injera! Proud of you!

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