Rugby sevens star and Kenyan international Collins Injera has announced his retirement from Rugby after 17 years.
Injera ends his career as the world’s second top try scorer in sevens after successfully completing a total of 279 tries.
“Everything must come to an end, sometime. 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. I hope I have made you all proud,” he shared in a statement.
Injera has been part of the Simbas squad at the past five Rugby Sevens World Cups. He managed to reach the semi-finals in 2009 and 2013.
One of his major achievements came in 2016 he won the Singapore leg of the World Sevens Series after scoring two tries in the final after beating Fiji 30-7 and was named player of the final.
“As hard as this is for me, after 17 years of literal blood sweat, and tears, it’s time to step away from this great game that has given me so much more than I could ask for,” he added.
Injera will now work with Avanti Communications, a satellite operator based in the United Kingdom, where he will take up a role to support operations in East Africa.