Humprey Kayange Makes History, Becoming World Rugby Hall of Fame Inductee

Former Rugby Star Humprey Kayange has made history to become Kenyan first inductee to The World Rugby Hall of Fame.

A veteran of 12 HSBC World Rugby Sevens, Kayange was a member of the team that won Kenya’s first-ever HSBC World Rugby series cup title in Singapore 2016, a moment he says was the highlight of his career.

The 39-year-old was nominated for World Rugby Sevens player of the year in 2009 and 2013.

Kayange also appeared in Two commonwealth games, in 2010 and 2014. And with his team, the sport’s veteran reached two Rugby World Cup Sevens semi-finals.

In a historic, first-ever appearance of the Rugby games at the Olympics, One of Kenya’s Rugby greats bowed out competitive sporting.

Rugby Sevens At The Olympic Games

Kayange was a member of World Rugby’s bid team that successfully earned the inclusion of the Sevens at the Rio Olympic Games.

In August 2021, Kayange became the first Rugby Olympian to be appointed to the International Olympic Committee.

Humprey Kayange Reaction to Induction to The World Rugby Hall of Fame

In an interview with John Eales, World Rugby Hall of Fame chairman, Humprey Kayange shared his thoughts on the Induction,

“Just looking at the list of the hall of fame in terms of the names that are there, many players I’ve adored and looked up to growing up. It’s amazing, unbelievable that I’m able to share a platform with them.”