Kenya's Collins Injera races away from the Wales defense for a try. Photo credit: Mike Lee - KLC fotos for World Rugby

Kenya 7s All-time leading scorers in World 7s Series


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On World 7s Series scene, Kenya 7s have scored a total of 13083 points following 2122 tries and 1226 conversions in 831 matches played.

With 13083, Kenya ranks 12th on the all-time scorers charts. New Zealand lead the charts with 29082 points scored in 1051 matches played. Fiji are second with 28359 points.

Only three players have scored more than 100 tries for Kenya 7s in Series. The three are Collins Injera, Humphrey Kayange and Willy Ambaka. The trio sit in the top 30 on the World 7s Series All-time top try scorers list.

1.Collins Injera 279 tries (2nd overall in the series)

The Mwamba RFC man is arguably the best Kenyan player if statistics are to go by. He has played over 424 matches for Kenya 7s and only Dan Norton, Tim Mikkelson and Dj Forbes have made more appearances than him in the World 7s Series.

Injera has scored 279 tries for Kenya which puts him second on the all-time top try scorers list. He is 75 tries behind leading scorer Dan Norton. From May 2016-April 2017 he held the record of the man with the most number of tries in the Series. Injera has scored eight tries for Kenya this season.

2.  Humphrey Kayange 159 (12th in the 7s Series)

Though Kayange retired in mid-2018, he still sits second on Kenya’s all-time scorers’ list and 12th overall. In the 2009/10 season, the former Mwamba RFC man ended the season with 33 tries for Kenya and only Samoan Mikaele Pesamino scored more tries than the talisman in the campaign.

The following season he dotted 31 tries for Shujaa. His final seasons saw him score a minimum at least of nine tries for the nation.

Collins Injera and Humphrey Kayange joined by Oscar Ayodi in a past action. Photo Courtesy.

3. Willy Ambaka 129 (30th overall in the series))

Ambaka is third on Kenya’s all-time scorers’ list with 129 tries and he ranks 30th on the all-time try scorers log. The Kenya Harlequins winger had stellar performances in 2015/16 which saw him finish as the second-best scorer for Kenya with 22 tries, 10 behind Injera, a season later he maintained the second slot with 19 tries, three behind Billy Odhiambo. He would finally top Kenya 7s charts in 2017/18 season with 31 tries. He had also topped Kenya’s charts in 2012/13 with 24 tries.

The former Manawatu, Lyon and Western Province winger has scored eight tries for Kenya this season.

4. Billy Odhiambo 88

Billy is the other Mwamba RFC player in Kenya’s all-time scorers’ list in the series. Three tries to his name this season have seen him move to 88 tries for Kenya in the series. He is 12 tries away from hitting the 100-mark.

He was Kenya’s second top scorer in the 2013/14 with 16 tries and topped Kenya’s scorers’ charts with 20 tries in 2014/15.

5. Oscar Ouma 79

The Nakuru RFC forward has 79 tries for Kenya in 218 matches. He has played in two tournaments in the 2019/20 season scoring one try in 11 matches. He returned to the squad for the first time since 2017/18 season as they headed to Los Angeles.

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6. Sidney Ashioya 72

Retired Ashioya managed 72 tries for Kenya in 135 matches played. He last played for Kenya Under Mike Friday in the 2012/13 season where he scored five tries in nine matches.

7. Andrew Amonde 64

The Kenyan Captain sits seventh on the log with 64 tries. Amonde has four tries to his name this season while last season he had six tries.  In 2012/13 he had 11 tries, scored 10 tries each in 2016/17 and 2017/18 season.  In the other seasons, he has managed at least five tries for Kenya.

8. Innocent Simiyu 58

The Former Kenya 7s boss is the fifth retired player in the top 10.  He managed the 58  tries in just 121 matches for Kenya 7s. He also led Kenya 7s to impressive performance during his second season as a coach.

Kenya 7s All-Time leading scorers. Courtesy/World Rugby

9.Dennis Mwanja 57

The KCB 7s coach who led them to reclaim the National 7s Circuit title has 57 tries to his name. He scored the tries in 147 matches he played for Kenya.

10. Lavin Asego 53

The former Mwamba RFC play-maker scored a total of 53 tries in 268 appearances for Kenya 7s.

Nelson Oyoo -46, Biko Adema and Dennis Ombachi with 44, Horace Otieno-43, Impala 7s coach Oscar Osir – 41, Oscar Ayodi-38, Bush Mwale -37, Dan Sikuta and Victor Sudi Simiyu – 35 are in the top 20.

Newbie Vincent Onyala scoring prowess has seen him score 35 tries in 72 matches for Kenya.

Top 30 All-time leading scorers. Courtesy/World Rugby

Points scorers

Injera has scored the most number of points for Kenya. He leads the charts with 1443 points. He was the second Kenyan to attain 1000 points in the world 7s Series. His points emanate from 279 tries and 21 conversions.

Asego was the first Kenyan player to reach the 1000-point mark. He added 26 points before retiring, he bowed out of the game with 379 conversions and 53 tries.

Kayange’s 159 tries and two conversions put him third on all-time points scorers list while Biko is fourth following 238 conversions and 44 tries. Ambaka closes the top five with 615 all coming from his 123 tries.

 

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