England Women Sevens have won the Challenge Trophy at the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens in Sydney after beating Fiji 29-10 in the final.
After narrowly missing out on a place in the Cup quarter finals on day one, England thrashed Papua New Guinea 52-0 in the semi-final.
The win means England secure a ninth place ranking at the Sydney 7s as James Bailey's side continue to build on performances this season.
This was the first tournament for Jess Breach since she switched into the sevens programme full-time and she has continued her amazing try-scoring exploits from both the Red Roses and in the Tyrrells Premier 15s.
She was over inside the first minute and crossed twice late on against Fiji as England ran in five tries, to take her tally to nine for the tournament.
Holly Aitchison also dotted down for England as they established a 12-5 advantage at the break, with Deborah Fleming and Breach's two late tries securing the win.
“I was really pleased to see the team show great character and embody our team values in bouncing back from a disappointing day one," said head coach James Bailey.
"We put in two strong performances today and the players showed great skill and execution to put a big score on Papua New Guinea. I’m happy with how with how we put a game plan together and executed it against a good Fijian side also.
“We have still got work to do but we will continue to work extremely hard. As a team we have seen progression in such a short amount of time, although potentially not reflected in our finishing position. We will take a lot of learnings from Sydney moving forward."
England's wings showed how they are some of the best finishers on the circuit as both Lydia Thompson and Jess Breach scored hat-tricks against Papua New Guinea.
It was a dominant performance with Women's World Rugby player of the year nominee Thompson scoring a hat-trick before half-time as England established a 26-0 lead, with Heather Fisher also going over.
Breach scored with her first touch after coming on as a half-time replacement, hitting an excellent line off a pop pass by Fisher.
She got her second as she sprinted around the outside following some good hands, before Deborah Fleming latched onto Holly Aitchison's lofted pass, and then Breach sprinted through the middle for her hat-trick.
England had got their campaign Down Under off the perfect start as they beat Dubail finalists USA 28-24 in pool B, as Breach scored two tries on her first appearance since switching to the sevens programme full-time.
James Bailey's side went down 12-33 in the game against New Zealand and rounded off day one with a narrow 10-17 loss against Japan.
Those defeats meant England just missed out on a place in the Cup quarter-final.
England Womens Sevens squad for Sydney:
Jess Breach, Abbie Brown, Lydia Thompson, Emily Scarratt (c), Sarah McKenna, Deborah Fleming, Heather Fisher, Emily Scott, Alex Matthews, Megan Jones, Holly Aitchison, Amy Wilson Hardy.
Pool B - England 28-24 USA
Pool B - England 12-33 New Zealand
Pool B - England 10-17 Japan
Challenge Trophy semi-final - England 52-0 Papua New Guinea
Challenge Trophy final- England 29-10 Fiji