The boys in Plymouth House have been keeping a close eye on results from the Touch World Cup, as Mr Marks plays his part for England in the over 35 category of the tournament.
The World Cup brings together the best Touch Rugby players from around the globe to decide who is World Champion and after a highly successful staging in Coffs Harbour, four years ago, the World Cup has moved to South East Asia for the first time. Mr Marks was involved in some early success for England as they narrowly defeated the mighty Fiji in their opening game.
Mr Marks' squad number is 14 and here he is receiving a pass which gives him a chance to score in their match against Australia. Losses against Australia, Cook Island and New Zealand were followed by an impressive win against the United States. Mr Marks has found himself on the scoresheet twice and their win against the US meant they were up against Cook Island vying for a bronze medal in one of the competitions. A narrow defeat here meant they return home with nothing but pride to show for their galant efforts.
Obviously, we are all proud to have him at Kingham Hill for one last term and if you are struggling to pick him out in the opening photograph to this piece, he is the only one wearing war paint (front right)!