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England ladies 57-5 USA ladies: Megan Rom purple card helps England to victory

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England ladies 57-5 USA ladies: Megan Rom purple card helps England to victory

Scrum-half Leanne Riley scored England’s opening strive of the evening
Autumn internationals
England (33) 57
Tries: Riley, McKenna, penalty, Scott, Daley-Mclean, Smith 2, Hunter, Williams Cons: Daley-Mclean 5
United States (0) 5
Attempt: Duncan

Fly-half Katy Daley-McLean marked her 100th cap by steering England ladies to a snug win over a United States aspect hindered by an early purple card.

Daley-McLean, who’s the fifth Purple Roses participant to succeed in the landmark, scored a long-range strive earlier than departing to cheers on the hour.

The sport was gained by then, with Megan Rom proven purple after 15 minutes for main along with her forearm in a sort out.

Debutants Sarah Beckett and Tatyana Heard impressed for new-look England.

And Gloucester-Hartpury’s Kelly Smith, the Premier 15s high try-scorer, transferred her home kind to the worldwide stage with two tries in solely her fourth look for her nation.

Daley-McLean, who’s the primary ahead to succeed in 100 Purple Roses caps, ran out forward of her staff earlier than kick-off

There have been additionally scores for scrum-half Leanne Riley, full-back Sarah McKenna, captain Abbie Scott, substitute Sarah Hunter and centre Cerys Williams.

Jennine Duncan handed off a trio of England defenders as she got here off the bench to attain a high-quality solo comfort for a dedicated United States aspect.

England play Canada and Eire on 18 and 24 November of their different two autumn internationals.

Rom sees purple

America have been crushed 67-6 by world champions New Zealand final weekend, however had seemed extra strong within the opening quarter of an hour earlier than Rom was dismissed.

The prop took the ball right into a sort out by Beckett at pace, and when referee Hollie Davidson reviewed the collision by way of a video replay she determined the American’s main forearm warranted purple.

America have been decreased to 13 both aspect of half-time when captain Kate Zackary was proven yellow for dragging down a rolling maul.

Their decreased numbers informed as Daley-McLean seized on a unfastened ball to brush in from absolutely 60 metres out for the night’s hottest rating on the stroke of half-time.

Contract intrigue will increase

With 28 full-time 15-a-side contracts to be awarded in January, Beckett made her case with a forceful first-half efficiency earlier than making manner for regular captain Hunter on the break.

Heard seemed vigorous in midfield, whereas Saracens’ Hannah Botterman was an abrasive, aggressive affect off the bench.

With some sevens gamers contemplating whether or not to aim to modify codecs as nicely, coach Simon Middleton’s calculations don’t seem like getting any simpler.

England ladies: McKenna (Saracens), Thompson (Worcester Valkyries), Williams (Loughborough Lightning), Heard (Gloucester-Hartpury), Smith (Gloucester-Hartpury), Daley-Mclean (Loughborough Lightning), Riley (Harlequins); Perry (Saracens), Davies (Worcester Valkyries), Brown (Harlequins), Aldcroft (Gloucester-Hartpury), Scott (Harlequins), Brown (Loughborough Lightning), Fleetwood (Saracens), Beckett (Firwood Waterloo)

Replacements: Kerr (Darlington Mowden Park Sharks), Cornborough (Harlequins), Botterman (Saracens), O’Donnell (Loughborough Lightning), Hunter (Loughborough Lightning), Macdonald (Wasps FC Girls), Harrison (Saracens), Attwood (Bristol Bears)

United States: Broughton, Stockert, Henrich, Hawkins, Levy; Cantorna, Pedraza; Rom, Kitlinski, Benson, Bridges, Washington, Johnson, Zackary, Grey-Matyas.

Replacements: Taufa, Nalbandian, James, Finkelstein, Sommer, Kenyon, Foster, Duncan

BBC Sport – Rugby Union

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