Katy Daley-Mclean’s big night lit up as Red Roses overpower USA

• England 57-5 USA
• England dominate women’s international against Eagles

England’s women celebrated the 100th cap of their fly-half Katy Daley-Mclean with an emphatic victory over the USA at Allianz Park last night in miserable, rainy conditions in north London. But Simon Middleton’s new-look team had some unexpected help with the USA reduced to 14 players for 65 minutes of the game after the referee, Hollie Davidson, showed the American prop Megan Rom a red card for a high tackle.

The Americans were always going to struggle with 15 players and the powerful England forwards gave the side a platform to score nine tries in the first of three autumn home internationals. Mclean herself ended the evening with 17 points, including a spectacular try before being replaced on the hour by Zoe Harrison. Although the conditions on Saracens’ plastic pitch made running rugby difficult, England ruthlessly exploited their numerical advantage.

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