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Participating teams

The Federation of International Touch has announced the pools for the 2019 World Cup.

In all there will be 117 teams from more than 20 countries in Putrajaya, Malaysia, at the end of April as the Touch World Cup shows dramatic expansion from the 2015 edition in Coffs Harbour.

Seedings have been based on the 2015 finishing position and the current world ranking.

MEN’S OPEN

Pool A Australia, South Africa, ENGLAND, Scotland, Fiji, Japan, Samoa, Singapore

Pool B New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, France, Wales, Ireland, Cook Islands, Philippines, United States, Netherlands

Each team to play every other team in their pool. Top four in each pool progress to the quarter finals, with the other teams playing for final rankings

CLICK HERE to see the schedule

WOMEN’S OPEN

Pool A Australia, South Africa, ENGLAND, Scotland, Japan, Samoa, China, Fiji

Pool B New Zealand, Singapore, Wales, France, Papua New Guinea, United States, Netherlands, Philippines, Malaysia

Each team to play every other team in their pool. Top four in each pool progress to the quarter finals, with the other teams playing for final rankings

CLICK HERE to see the schedule

MIXED OPEN

Pool A Australia, ENGLAND, Scotland, Chile, France, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, United States, Italy, Germany

Pool B New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Wales, Japan, Ireland, Singapore, Fiji, Malaysia, China, Chinese Taipei

Each team to play every other team in their pool. Top four in each pool progress to the quarter finals, with the other teams playing for final rankings

CLICK HERE to see the schedule

WOMEN’S 27s

Australia, New Zealand, ENGLAND, France, Singapore, South Africa, United States

Each team to play every other team once. Top four progress to the semi-finals, with the other teams playing for final rankings

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MEN’S 30s

Australia, United States, ENGLAND, Fiji, Japan, France, Singapore, South Africa

Each team to play every other team once. Top four progress to the semi-finals, with play-off matches between the 5th/6th and 7th/8th placed teams

CLICK HERE to see the schedule

MIXED 30s

Australia, New Zealand, ENGLAND, Ireland, France, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Chile, Cook Islands, Scotland, South Africa

Each team to play every other team once. Top four progress to the semi-finals, with play-off matches between the 5th/6th, 7th/8th and 9th/10th placed teams

CLICK HERE to see the schedule

WOMEN’S 35s

ENGLAND, Australia, New Zealand, Europe

Each team to play every other team twice. Top two teams then play in the final. Because Europe is an invited team they cannot play in the final

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MEN’S 35s

New Zealand, Australia, ENGLAND, Fiji, Cook Islands, United States

Each team to play every other team once. Top four progress to the semi-finals, with play-off matches between the 5th/6th placed teams

CLICK HERE to see the schedule

MEN’S 40s

Pool A Australia, Wales, France, Italy, Belgium, United Arab Emirates

Pool B New Zealand, ENGLAND, Ireland, United States, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia

Each team to play every other team in their pool. Top four in each pool progress to the quarter finals, with the other teams playing for final rankings

CLICK HERE to see the schedule

MEN’S 45s

ENGLAND, Wales, Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, South Africa

Each team to play every other team once. Top four progress to the semi-finals, with play-off matches between the 5th/6th placed teams

CLICK HERE to see the schedule

MEN’S 50s

Australia, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, Great Britain

Each team to play every other team once. Top four progress to the semi-finals, with play-off matches between the 5th-placed team and Great Britain (who cannot win a medal due to not being an official member of FIT)

CLICK HERE to see the schedule

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