Collins Injera to be inducted into Melrose Sevens Hall of Fame

Kenyan star scored 279 tries and 1,443 points on the World Series Sevens circuit during a 17-year career

Collins Injera. Image courtesy: Collins Injera / Twitter
Collins Injera. Image courtesy: Collins Injera / Twitter

COLLINS INJERA – the legendary Kenyan star who is the second highest points scorer in World Rugby Sevens Series history – is to be inducted into the Melrose Sevens Hall of Fame at a black-tie dinner at the Greenyards next Thursday night (April 6th).

“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,” said Collins, who scored a remarkable 279 tries and 1,443 points on the World Series circuit, during his 17-year career with the Kenya Sevens team. “I look forward to seeing everyone in Melrose next week and being part of the event.”

Collins retired earlier this year, in January, having competed in four World Cups and represented Kenya 424 times on the world Sevens circuit across 15 years.

Phil Morris, Melrose Sevens Tournament Director, added: “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”

Kelso rugby legend Eric Paxton and Scotland Women star Lisa Thomson have already been announced as inductees this year into the Hall of Fame.

  • To find out more about this year’s Melrose Sevens weekend, a four day festival running from 6th to 9th April, please click HERE.
  • Scotrail are running extra trains (seven post the final) from Tweedbank to Waverley Station on the Saturday [8th April] of Melrose Sevens.

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6 Comments

  1. Surely it’s for world rugby to induct players from the sevens into a hall of fame, seems strange that Melrose have created this and inducting players who have never previously set foot on the Greenyards, surely there’s many ex stars from the 7s game that have played and contributed to the Melrose event over the years that are so much more worthy of being inducted. I really think the whole concept of the Melrose 7s has been lost.
    On a secondary point, how unfair to have all the Scottish club sides in the preliminary round except the home team….I am truly surprised that these Scottish sides still turn out at Melrose with the way they are treated.

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    • Nail on the head there. It has sadly lost its identity. It’s not as if the old format wasn’t commercially successful either.

  2. Is this the same player that pulled out of the 7’s and dinner at the last minute in 2022 ??

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      • I’ve no idea who did what or why.
        What I do know is that Colins Injera is an absolute legend of the 7s game, possibly only Serevi better known around the 7s afficianados

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