Humphrey Kayange

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Humphrey Kayange
Date of birth (1982-07-20) July 20, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth Nairobi, Kenya
Height 1.98 m (6 ft 6 in) [1]
Weight 105.3 kg (16 st 8 lb) [1]
University Jomo Kenyatta University
Rugby union career
Playing career
Position Centre
Amateur clubs
Years Club / team
Mwamba Rugby Football Club
National team(s)
Years Club / team Caps (points)
2005-present  Kenya
Sevens national teams
Years Club / team Comps
2003 - present  Kenya 49 (270)
correct as of 7 December 2009.

Humphrey Kayange (born 20 July 1982) is a Kenyan rugby union player and organic chemist. Kayange is well known within the rugby sevens community, as he has produced some of the best performances for the Kenya national sevens side. He is the captain of the team.

Career[edit]

Kayange played for the military team Ulinzi RFC in the Kenya Cup league. The team was later disbanded, and he moved to Mwamba RFC.[2][3] He was part of the Kenyan squad at the 2009 Rugby World Cup Sevens,[4] reaching the semifinals. He was nominated for IRB Sevens Player of the Year in 2009.[5] Kayange has also played for the Kenya national rugby union team (15s), playing at the 2011 World Cup Qualifiers.[6] He is the older brother of top tries Kenya scorer Collins Injera who also plays for Mwamba RFC. Their younger brother Michael Agevi also plays rugby for the Sevens.[7]

In 2010 he was awarded the presidential Order of Golden Warriors (OGW) alongside his brother Collins Injera, for their performance in the 2008/2009 IRB world series.[8]

In 2012 Humphrey moved to Bristol, U.K. to undertake research into tenellin biosynthesis with Professor Christine L. Willis at the University of Bristol.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.kenya-airways.com/home/kqrugbysevens/the_squad.html
  2. ^ Daily Nation, Buzz Magazine, January 16, 2009: Top of the top
  3. ^ Rugbyrugby.com, March 3, 2009: Mwamba's pride
  4. ^ RWC Sevens 2009: Kenya squad
  5. ^ 1
  6. ^ Heavensgame.com: KENYA BEAT CAMEROON IN RWC QUALIFIER
  7. ^ "Fresh faces for Kenya Sevens". International Rugby Board. 26 September 2011. Retrieved 14 February 2013. 
  8. ^ Daily Nation, May 27, 2010: Sevens stars decorated by state
  9. ^ Willis Research Group: Group Members

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