Rugby legends Collins Injera and Bryan Habana engage in a special insider conversation
Tune in to see the two rugby superstars interview each other and offer a glimpse into their personal lives, accomplishments, and motivations.
It's not every day that professional sports fans get the opportunity to see star athletes open up and expose the vulnerable sides of their personalities. Now, you have the rare opportunity to see two internationally renowned "tough guys" have a conversation for the ages: rugby superstars Collins Injera and Bryan Habana, two of the winningest wingers to have ever played the game.
No one could predict what would happen when these two rugby icons got together for this discussion, let alone how they would handle the fan-submitted questions—some of which proved as difficult to tackle as some of their fiercest opponents. Watching these two is the perfect way for rugby fans everywhere to hear directly from two of the game's all-time greats, and make up just a bit for all the action that has been postponed this year due to COVID-19.
When asked about what keeps him motivated in the face of failure, Habana touched upon the many things that drove him to compete at rugby's highest level: "I didn't just want to be a one-time Springbok. I didn't just want to score one or two tries. I potentially wanted to be the first player of color that played 100 test matches for my country." He added, "I think that it's in those times of adversity that you learn quite a bit about yourself."
When asked about winning the 2016 Singapore Sevens in stunning fashion against Fiji, Injera described how the victory didn't just impact him and his team, but the entire nation of Kenya:
"I think winning that Singapore leg in 2016 was a big moment for us as a team, and for the nation as well, and also for the coming generation in Kenya that is playing rugby," Injera said. "And it did a lot of great things for the country. Right now, rugby is being played all the way down to the primary school level, and that is something that wasn't there before. It just opened doors and inspired a whole generation, a whole nation, and it brought everyone together."
On another note, Injera couldn't escape being put on the hotseat about his infamous camera-signing incident when he celebrated scoring his 200th try in 2015: "I think this is going to take a while for me to answer these Priceless questions," he said with a chuckle. Curious fans will have to tune in to hear all the details about the planning and ensuing punishment that went along with Injera's unprecedented, record-breaking celebration.
Still, not every question was as challenging as IRB competition. When asked about how it felt to win the 2007 Rugby World Cup and IRB Player of the Year award, Habana put it perfectly: "Easy question to answer. It really was Priceless."
In addition to being an Olympian and a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Injera has the second-most tries scored for all time in the World Rugby Sevens Series with 279, and he was the top try scorer in the 2008-2009 IRB Sevens World Series season with 42. In that same year, Injera was nominated for the IRB Sevens Player of the Year award, and he also won Kenyan Sportsman of the Year honors.
And in 2010, alongside his brother, Humphrey Kayange, Injera was decorated with the Order of Grand Warrior of Kenya by President Mwai Kibaki for their performances in the 2008–2009 IRB Sevens World Series.
Equally extraordinary is Habana, considered one of the greatest South African rugby players in history. Known for his blistering pace, Habana set the Springbok record with 67 tries over 13 years of international competition, and he's currently second all-time among all players. Habana was a member of the 2007 Rugby World Cup-winning team and was named the 2007 IRB Player of the Year. Further, he's tied with Jonah Lomu for most tries scored in Rugby World Cups with 15 and most in a single Rugby World Cup tournament with eight.
Don't miss watching the entire epic interview, and if you're one of the lucky fans whose submitted question was chosen, listen for Injera and Habana to shout out your name.