Collins Injera Announces Retirement From Rugby

Kenya’s rugby star Collins Injera has announced his retirement from international assignments after 17 years of stellar performance.

“Everything must come to an end, sometime. I have always said that I will know it’s time because my body will tell me,” he said.

“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.”

He is bowing out as the world’s second-top try scorer in 7s with 279.

Injera said that as hard as this is for him, after 17 years of literal blood, sweat and tears he has to retire.

“It’s time to sleep away from this great game that has given me so much more than I could ever ask for,” he said.

“Thank you, Lord, for giving me the strength, opportunities and protection to be able to play the game I love for this long.”

He expressed gratitude to his wife and children for their love and understanding since he began playing.

“Thank you very much for all the love and support and understanding. Those days, weeks and sometimes months that you endured without my presence as I was busy chasing my dream across the globe are finally over,” he said.

“It’s now time to spend quality time with you.”

Injera also promised to continue with his humanitarian work.