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The final wrap from Putrajaya

It was an intense six days for #OneEngland at Touch World Cup 2019.

The team won a pair of bronze medals in the Women’s 27s and Women’s 35s categories, with the Men’s 30s, Men's 35s and Mixed 30s also reaching their respective semi-finals.

In all there were 82 matches played by the 10 teams, with more than 500 touchdowns scored.

Overall, all-bar-one of the teams finished in the top six of their categories as England reinforced its place as the third-best nation in the world across the entirety of the age ranges and categories.

A number of players reached personal milestones, too. Martin Wright (Bristol Fijians) and Ryan Miemczyk (BBR) played in their 75th international matches, with Rich King (CSSC), Sue-Ellen Godde (Cambridge), Byron Tibbitts (Bristol Fijians), Chris Wall (CSSC), Dom Tripp (London Scorpions), Julia Kang (Nottingham), Ollie Sills (Cheltenham), Ruez Durrani (Galaxy London) and Sarah Rosenburg (Bristol Fijians) all hitting the 50-cap mark.

In addition each squad handed out awards for the Coach’s MVP and Players’ Player of the tournament.

MEN’S OPEN (team sponsor: Champion Power UK)

Finishing position - 5th

Coach’s MVP – Dom Tripp (London Scorpions)
Players’ Player – Hamish Jones (Hot Custard)

WOMEN’S OPEN (team sponsor: Champion Power UK)

Finishing position - 5th

Coach’s MVP – Susannah Hudson (London Scorpions)
Players’ Player – Emily Crowe (London Scorpions)

MIXED OPEN (team sponsor: Champion Power UK)

Finishing position - 6th

Coach’s MVP – Kamil Shahabdeen (Bristol Fijians)
Players’ Player – Angus Gough (Hot Custard)

WOMEN’S 27s

Finishing position - 3rd

Coach’s MVP – Nikki Marsh (CSSC)
Players’ Player – Georgia Clancy (Galaxy London)

MEN’S 30s

Finishing position - 4th

Coach’s MVP and Players’ Player – Steve Holland (Bristol Fijians)

MIXED 30s (team sponsor: Peter Armitage Builders)

Finishing position - 4th

Coach’s MVP – Joey Hartley (Oxford)
Players’ Player – Cathi Farrer (Bournemouth) and Nollaig Quinn (Manchester Chargers)

WOMEN’S 35s (thanks to Capita for their kind donation to the team)

Finishing position - 3rd

Coach’s MVP – Sarah Bellew (Manchester Chargers)
Players’ Player – Louise Rickard (Cambridge)

MEN’S 35s

Finishing position - 4th

Coach’s MVP – Matt Mahoney (Exeter)
Players’ Player – Dan Lewis (Cambridge)

MEN’S 40s

Finishing position - 7th

Coach’s MVP – Dave Williamson (Green and Gold)
Players’ Player – Andy Penniceard (CSSC)

MEN’S 45s

Finishing position - 5th

Coach’s MVP – Simon Cooper (Norwich Rebels)
Players’ Player – Lee Thompson (Thames Valley Vikings)

We are England Touch

We are the players. We are the supporters, willing us on. We are the medals, waiting to be won. We are the touchdowns, waiting to be scored. We are the men and women of all ages. We are the talent of today. We are the potential for tomorrow. We are one team. We are England Touch