Kenya's Best Rugby Players


By  | Feb 28, 2022, 04:21 PM

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Rugby is a global sport that is loved and watched by millions of people all over the world; in fact, there is a saying that 'Saturdays are for rugby.' The adoring crowds, die-hard fans, exciting tackles, war cries, and lads in tight short pants are just a few of the reasons we enjoy the game. We decided to compile a list of the greatest Kenyan rugby players in history.

Collins Injera

Collins Injera's name has been cheered from the stands for nearly 15 years, and he has wowed millions around the world with his skills. Injera began playing rugby by chance while still in high school and has never looked back since. He has appeared in numerous international games for Kenya, and in 2009 he helped Kenya reach the Rugby World Cup semi-finals. With 271 tries under his belt, the rugby player is currently second in the World Rugby Sevens Series for the most tries scored.

Humphrey Kayange

Humphrey Kayange, like his brother Collins Injera, has etched his name in rugby history. The former team captain has played for Kenya's National Sevens team on numerous occasions, winning multiple times. He is also a member of the International Olympic Committee and has a degree in biochemistry.

Andrew Amonde 

Andrew is regarded as one of the best rugby players of all time. He captained Kenya in both the 2016 and 2021 Olympic Games, and in 2016, he led the Kenya Sevens to victory at the Singapore Sevens.

Despite being a natural on the rugby field, the former captain began his athletic career playing basketball and handball. Andrew decided to hang up his boots and retire from the sport in 2021, at the age of 37, and he is now focusing on personal projects. 

Billy Odhiambo 

Billy 'The Kid' Odhiambo is the last but not least. Billy, like the other legends on this list, began playing while still in high school. He was handpicked and went on to earn a scholarship where he honed his craft, and in 2012 - 2013 Billy was named the Kenya Cup league's leading try scorer. He continues representing Kenya internationally. 

Let us know who else deserves to be on this list.