Injera to feature on CNN ‘World Rugby’


Collins Injera during his interview with CNN World Rugby. PHOTO/Courtesy/CNN
Collins Injera during his interview with CNN World Rugby. PHOTO/Courtesy/CNN

Record Kenya 7s try scorer, Collins Injera will be on the international limelight for the next five days when he will be featured on America’s cable news giant, CNN’s World Rugby.

The first part of the programme was scheduled to air on Friday 12:30pm with the rest slotted for Saturday (0500 and 1630), Monday (0630), Tuesday (1930) and Wednesday (1130) local time.

Injera, scored two of Kenya’s six tries to shock Fiji 30-7 in the final of the Singapore Rugby Sevens last Sunday where the county made history by winning her first ever Main Cup title.

He will feature in an interview which will also include a gym workout session between him and the programme host Christina Macfarlane whilst in Hong Kong, at the jewel in the rugby sevens crown.

As Kenya 7s vice Captain, Collins explains how he inspired his team to their maiden Sevens victory by scoring two tries at the Singapore Sevens last weekend.

‘CNN World Rugby’ in April also features a tour of Hong Kong with reigning champions Fiji, plus Sonny Bill and Niall Williams setting against each other in a family quiz.

Below are some of the highlights of the interview:

HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO BECOME RUGBY SEVENS’ RECORD TRY SCORER?

“It is my dream. When I started playing this game, I remember telling one of the reporters that I want to be the top try-scorer in the world, and they say it’s a huge task, it’s a huge task. So, they said that Santiago Gomez Cora had already set the mark at 230, and I just now that I’m able to realise the dream.”

HAD YOU PLANNED THE INFAMOUS MOMENT WHEN YOU SIGNED THE £60,000 CAMERA LENS WITH A PERMANENT MARKER?

“Originally I had worn an inner vest, a white vest that was written ‘First in Africa’, but then played the first three games on day one without scoring, I remember the boys mocking me in the changing room, I think that was the vest that made didn’t score, so I had to took it off and going into the second day of the tournament, I decided I’d sign the ball that I scored the try with. So when I scored the try, I signed the ball and then when I looked up I saw the camera was there in front of me, with a lens there, I went for it.”

WHAT WOULD SAY HAS BEEN THE DEFINING MOMENT IN YOUR CAREER?

“It must be when I scored the 200th try at Twickenham last year. It just goes to show how far I’ve come as a player and also how far we’ve come as a team. . I remember scoring that try, it was quite emotional, it was a little bit bittersweet.”

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