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Kenyans rally behind Injera as he leads #TheGreatestMoment votes

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Kenya's vice captain Collins Injera kneeling down after breaking Argentine Gomez Santiago Cora's all-time world leading try record at Lodndon 7s.PHOTO/IRB
Kenya’s vice captain Collins Injera kneeling down after breaking Argentine Gomez Santiago Cora’s all-time world leading try record at Lodndon 7s.PHOTO/IRB

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 13 – Kenya Sevens winger Collins Injera is still leading the #TheGreatestMoment polls, an initiative introduced by International World Rugby Board (IRB).

Injera, the Rugby Sevens World Series record leading try scorer on 235, is at the top with a massive 17,616 votes, way ahead of the Japan 15s team who comes second on 2,427.

On Tuesday, Kenyans rallied behind the winger under the hashtags #VoteForCollinsInjera and #TheGreatestMoment where former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and businessman Dr. Chris Kirubi was among those who encouraged fellow countrymen to vote for their own.

Injera was nominated after breaking Argentine Santiago Cora Gomez’s all-time top try of 230 at London 7s while the Japan team earned selection after their famous 34-32 victory against power house South Africa during the 2015 Rugby World Cup.

Other than Injera and the Japan 15s team, the All Blacks team is also in the list for winning a third Rugby World Cup last year as well as the France vs New Zealand match in 1994 where Philippe Saint Andre’s counter attack led to a try that gave France a 2-0 series win down under against the All Blacks.

The late All Blacks great Jonah Lomu’s display of power in the 1995 World Cup, Scotland’s Tony Tanger Five-Nations winning try in 1990, Joel Stransky World Cup winning drop goal of 1995, New Zealand’s Women’s team that won the World Cup in 2010 and Johny Wilkinson boots that handed England the 2003 World Cup complete the entry list of 10 nominees.

According to World rugby, the most popular moments voted by the public will feature in the World Rugby Hall of Fame after IRB announce the winner at a later date.

To vote for Injera, follow the link: www.worldrugby.org/greatestmoment

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