England Women 57-5 USA Women: Megan Rom's red card helps England win

England Women 57-5 USA Women: Megan Rom's red card helps England win
Scrum-helped Leanne Riley scored England's opening attempt that night
Autumn internationals
England (33) 57
Tries: Riley, McKenna, Punishment, Scott, Daley-Mclean, Smith 2, Hunter, Williams Disadvantage: Daley-Mclean 5
United States (0) 5
To attempt: Duncan

Fly-half Katy Daley-McLean marked her 100th international appearance when she led England Women to a comfortable win against a US side that was hampered by an early red card.

Daley-McLean, the fifth Red Roses player to reach the landmark, scored a long-distance attempt before cheering on the hour.

The game was then won, and Megan Rom was shown in red after 15 minutes when she was leading with her forearm with one forearm.

Debutants Sarah Beckett and Tatyana Heard impressed for the new England.

And Kelly Smith of Gloucester-Hartpury, the top-scorer of the premier-15-years, moved her domestic form with two attempts on the international stage, only in her fourth international match.

Daley-McLean, the first striker to reach the 100 Red Roses mark, ran out of trouble

There were also points for scrum-half Leanne Riley, full-back Sarah McKenna, captain Abbie Scott, substitute Sarah Hunter and center Cerys Williams.

Jennine Duncan handed over a trio of English defenders as she left the bench to provide solid comfort for a dedicated US team.

England play against Canada and Ireland on November 18 and 24 in the other two autumn internationals.

Rome sees red

The United States was defeated by World Champion New Zealand 67-6 last weekend, but looked more solid in the first quarter of an hour before Rome was dismissed.

The prop brought the ball into a duel by Beckett, and as referee Hollie Davidson checked the collision through a video retake, she decided that the American's leading forearm was demanding a red.

The United States was reduced to either side of the half when captain Kate Zackary was shown yellow because she had pulled down a rolling jaw.

Their reduced numbers explained when Daley-McLean grabbed a loose ball to come forward from full 60 yards and score the most popular score of the evening at halftime.

The intrigue of the contracts is increasing

With 28 full-time contracts for 15-a-side customers to be awarded in January, Beckett made the case with a compelling performance in the first half of the year, before giving way to the usual captain Hunter during the break.

Heard was alive in midfield, while Saracens' Hannah Botterman exerted an aggressive influence on the bank.

Some Sevens players are considering whether or not they should try changing the format as well. Coach Simon Middleton's calculations do not seem to get any easier.

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

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

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

Replacement: Taufa, Nalbandian, James, Finkelstein, Summer, Kenyon, Foster, Duncan

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