England continued their dominance over the United States in rugby. A second-string English side beat the determined Americans 43-29 in a test match at Twickenham in London.
The hosts enjoyed dominance in the opening half which saw them enjoy a 26-3 lead at half-time. This proved to be a game of two halves as the USA bounced back to score four tries in the second half of the match.
England was looking to redeem themselves after a disappointing Six Nations campaign in which they won just two matches. The last time the two teams met was in the 2019 Rugby World Cup with England beating the USA 45-7 in the group stages.
With most regular players currently touring South Africa, England coach, Eddie Jones, was expected to give at least eight debutants their start in the first team.
On the other hand, the 16th ranked United States were facing a tough encounter having won only one match in their last seven outings. USA was the first to register points on the board through a penalty in the opening minutes of the match.
But it was not long for the hosts to retaliate with a try by Sam Underhill. As expected England dominated the match and it came as no surprise when Joe Lawrence got their second try.
The third try of the match came from Joe Cokanasiga. Cokanasiga crossed over the line for his second try of the match to give England a 26-3 lead at the break.
Then there was a clash of heads between Ollie Lawrence and Marcel Brache in the first half and both players had to be replaced. Jamason Fa’anana-Schultz got the first try of the match for the visitors early in the second half to make it 31-8.
The USA who tried to match their highly-ranked opponents in the second half got their second try through Cam Dolan. The hosts regained composure as 22-year-old Marcus Smith managed to get them another try.
Then Harry Randal produced some piece of magic to increase the lead for the visitors after another try. This was never a one-sided affair with Hanco Germishuys scoring the third try for the USA.
The best try of the match for the visitors came from substitute Christian Dyer late in the match.