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Good outing for Injera at Singapore
By Patrick Korir | Sun 29 Apr, 2018 18:13

With six tries Collins Injera was listed as one of best try scorers at Singapore 7s that closed on Sunday. 

Injera tied on six at Singapore with New Zealand's Kurt Baker, Scotland's Robbie Fergusson and Fiji's Alasio Naduva whose final try delivered the title over Australia. 

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The four in the club of six trailed South Africa's Siviwe Soyizwapi who grab seven including a hat trick when he led the Blitbokke to a 24-7 win over Kenya in the Cup quarters. 

Speedster Carlin Isles of the USA topped the Singapore try charts with eight including a back to back hat trick on day two.

Injera - named as one of the seven player to watch pre-tournament - scored once in the the 28-19 loss to England in Kenya's pool B opener and went on to add a hat trick in the 34-0 demolition of France in the second game. He scored twice in the 24-12 loss to South Africa at the cup quarters. 

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Coming to Singapore, for a record 77th leg, Injera tallied 254 tries on the world scale and has since improved it with the latest six to 260. The second best try scorer on the all time list now trails England's Dan Norton who is at 287.   

The Singapore haul improves his season tally to 16 and within six of Willy Ambaka - Kenya's best try performer so far this season. 

Other than Injera, Billy Odhiambo, Ambaka, Sammy Oliech and Andrew Amonde grabbed two tries each as Singapore as Dan Sikuta, Nelson Oyoo and skipper Oscar Ouma each touched down once. 

Best in clean breaks, runs

Other than lead in tries, Injera had the most runs for Kenya - 17 as well as most clean breaks - 8. 

In runs he had one more than Jeff Oluoch and three ahead of Ambaka. The overall best was Ben O'Donnell of Australia.

He had the same clean breaks as Siviwe Soyizwapi (South Africa), Kurt Baker (New Zealand) Rlisapeta Alofipo of Samoa and USA's Carlin Isles. Fiji's Alasio Sovita Naduva was best overall at nine. Billy Odhiambo registered five clean breaks. 

Patrick Korir
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