Kenya national rugby sevens team
|Union||Kenya Rugby Union|
|Emblem(s)||The African lion|
|Most caps||Collins Injera (77)|
|Top scorer||Collins Injera (1336)|
|Most tries||Collins Injera (260)|
|World Cup Sevens|
|Appearances||4 (First in 2001)|
|Best result||3rd place (2009)|
The Kenya national rugby sevens team competes in the World Rugby Sevens Series, Rugby World Cup Sevens and the Commonwealth Games. They are currently one of the 15 "core teams" of the World Series, with a guaranteed place in all ten events each season. Kenya recorded its first tournament win in the World Rugby Sevens Series after beating Fiji at the 2016 Singapore Sevens.
- 1 Honors
- 2 Tournament history
- 3 Team
- 4 Nickname
- 5 See also
- 6 References
- 7 External links
- Main Cup winners at the 2016 Singapore Sevens
- Semi finalists at the 2009 and 2013 Rugby World Cup Sevens
- Main cup finalists at the
- Won the Team of the Year category for men at the Kenyan Sports Personality of the Year Awards:
- Safari Sevens winners
- 1997 versus Cumbria Schoolboys 24–27,
- 2000 Kenya 'A' (Shujaa) won, defeating Bristol University RFC, 26–24
- 2003 versus Emerging Springboks 29–7,
- 2004 versus Emerging Springboks 10–7,
- 2008 versus Zimbabwe 35–12,
- 2009 versus Emerging Springboks 40–19,
- 2010 versus Emerging Springboks 17–12,
- 2014 versus Australia Renegades 40-7,
- 2016 versus Samurai International 38-21.
Summer Olympic Games
Rugby World Cup Sevens
|World Cup record|
|1993||Did not qualify|
World Rugby Sevens Series
|2000–01||Twenty third Place||23rd|
|2001–02||Twenty third Place||23rd|
Africa Cup Sevens
|Africa Cup Sevens record|
|2017||Did Not Compete|
|Player||Current Age||Club Team|
|Herman Humwa||22||SportPesa Quins|
|Oscar Ayodi (c)||28||Homeboyz|
|Oscar Ouma (vc)||29||Nakuru|
|Frank Wanyama||23||SportPesa Quins|
|Samuel Oliech||24||Impala Saracens|
|William Ambaka||28||SportPesa Quins|
Other Squad Members
2016 Summer Olympics Kenya men's rugby sevens team roster
The following is the Kenya roster in the men's rugby sevens tournament of the 2016 Summer Olympics - age represents each players age when the Olympics took place.
Head coach: Benjamin Ayimba
|#||Pos.||Player||Date of birth (age)||Events||Points||Union|
|1||BK||Oscar Ayodi||21 September 1989 (aged 26)||26||180||Homeboyz|
|2||FW||Bush Mwale||14 November 1993 (aged 22)||13||75||Homeboyz|
|3||FW||Oscar Ouma Achieng||3 May 1989 (aged 27)||32||320||Nakuru|
|4||BK||Lugonzo Ligamy||29 July 1992 (aged 24)||10||51||Homeboyz|
|5||BK||Billy Odhiambo||7 November 1993 (aged 22)||27||250||Strathmore University|
|6||FW||Humphrey Kayange||20 July 1982 (aged 34)||67||799||Mwamba|
|7||BK||Biko Adema||1 September 1987 (aged 28)||53||702||Nondescripts|
|8||FW||Andrew Amonde (c)||25 December 1983 (aged 32)||48||170||Kenya Commercial Bank|
|9||FW||Dennis Ombachi||14 December 1991 (aged 24)||22||130||Mwamba|
|10||BK||Samuel Oliech||15 December 1993 (aged 22)||6||99||Impala Saracens|
|11||BK||Collins Injera||18 October 1986 (aged 29)||66||1,211||Mwamba|
|12||FW||Willy Ambaka||14 May 1990 (aged 26)||29||325||Kenya Harlequin|
Notable former players
Kenya have sometimes mistakenly been referred to as Shujaa by the international press; in fact Shujaa are the Kenya sevens 'A' (or second) team. Shujaa is a Swahili word (also used as a boys' name) meaning courage, confidence, bravery, prowess or heroism.
- Rugby union in Kenya
- Kenya national rugby union team
- Sevens World Series
- Rugby World Cup Sevens
- Safari Sevens
- "Sevens Stats: Kenya". Retrieved December 17, 2017.
- "Try Stats: Kenya". Retrieved December 17, 2017.
- "Kenya Sevens make history". Retrieved April 19, 2016.
- SOYA Awards – 2007 winners!
- KBC, 24 January 2009: Jelimo and Wanjiru crowned best sports personalities
- "Kenya Squad". Retrieved June 1, 2016.
- "Kenya 7s – Olympic Games Men's Sevens". World Rugby. Retrieved 24 July 2016.