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Five England players called into Europe Women's 35s World Cup team

Five England players have been included in the Women’s 35s team which will represent Europe at the 2019 Touch World Cup.

Holly Birch, Kirsty Prior (team manager)(Bristol Fijians), Leanne Simm (Manchester Chargers), Lesley McCallion (coach)(Percy Park Pirates) and Renee Watson (Oxford) are part of a team featuring eight different nationalities that will be heading to Malaysia at the end of April.

They will be playing England, Australia and New Zealand in a round-robin format, with the top two teams then facing each other in the Gold medal match.

The team in full is:

Anthea Joyce (Ireland), Emmanuele Fallourd (France), Gaby Appleton (Netherlands), Holly Birch (England), Jennifer Hinam, Joëlle Dobowik (both Switzerland), Julia Elmgren (Finland), Kate Fleming (Scotland), Kirsty Prior (team manager), Lesley McCallion (coach)(both England), Marlies Jahn (Switzerland), Penelope Spencer (Belgium), Renee Watson (England), Tenae Francis (Scotland) and Valérie Pautrel (France)

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