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BBC Sport's Alan Lorimer
"England will be disappointed that they failed to produce an earthquake performance"
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England try-scorer Lewis Moody
"Overall everyone's got to be pleased with themselves"
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Saturday, 16 June, 2001, 23:03 GMT 00:03 UK
Record-breaking England beat USA
Lewis Moody breaks through American ranks en route to victory
Moody runs free en route to another England victory
American Eagles 19-48 England

England notched up a record-breaking 11th consecutive Test victory in San Francisco, after beating the United States 48-19 in the final match of their North American tour.

England have managed 10-match winning streaks twice before, most recently in 1994-1995, when the run was stopped by Jonah Lomu and New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final.

But Clive Woodward's side, lacking many established stars, who are on duty for the British Lions, were determined to set a new mark at the Balboa Park stadium.


We are disappointed because we didn't quite produce the kind of performance we have done over the past couple of weeks
  Clive Woodward
And, despite spirited American resistance in the second half, their win was never really in doubt.

Woodward will, however, be concerned at the dip in performance during the second half.

Dorian West, at 33 the oldest player in the England side, scored first, driving into the maul and over the line in the third minute.

Then, moments after coming on as a blood bin replacement for Lewis Moody, Pat Sanderson scored England's second try, running in a pass from the outstanding Kyran Bracken.

David Walder's conversion took England 14-0 up and, when Josh Lewsey side-stepped the American defence for a third try on 15 minutes, a rout looked on the cards.

But England relaxed slightly and allowed American debutant Jone Naqica to run in a deficit-reducing try.


Lewis Moody was outstanding again and Kyran Bracken has skippered the side very well.
  Clive Woodward
Woodward's men pressed forward again and scored through Wasps' Joe Worsley and Leon Lloyd to take a 33-5 interval lead.

Meanwhile, Julian White was lucky to escape with a 10-minute stay in the sin bin for throwing a punch during a scrum, his second such punishment on the tour.

After the break, Lloyd resumed where he had left off, collecting a loose ball to run free of the American defence.

But that was a rare highlight for an England side of diminished potency.

Juan Grobler pulled a try back for the plucky Americans, before his team-mate Naqica scored his second, despite some suspicion of a forward pass.

A second try for Lewsey failed to disguise a disorganised second-half display and Woodward had brought on a raft of substitutes by the time Moody scored England's final try.


USA: K Shuman (New York); J Naqica (Denver), P Eloff (Chicago), J Grobler (Aspen), J Naivalu (San Jose); G Wells (Golden Gate), K Dalzell (Montferrand); M MacDonald (UC Berkeley), K Khasigian (Sacramento), P Still (Golden Gate), L Gross (Roma), P Farner (Roma), D Hodges (Llanelli, cpt), K Schubert (UC Berkeley), D Lyle (Bath).
Replacements: R Flynn (Golden Gate), A McGarry (Chicago), O Fifita (Hayward Old Blues), A Magleby (Silverdale, NZ), K Kjar (BYU), L Wilfley (Wests, Aus), M Timoteo (Hayward Old Blues).

England: J Lewsey (Wasps); L Lloyd (Leicester), F Waters (Wasps), J Noon (Newcastle), M Stephenson (Newcastle); D Walder (Newcastle), K Bracken (Saracens, cpt), G Rowntree (Leicester), D West (Leicester), J White (Saracens), S Shaw (Wasps), S Borthwick (Bath), S White-Cooper (Harlequins), L Moody (Leicester), J Worsley (Wasps).
Replacements: A Long (Bath), D Flatman (Saracens), T Palmer (Leeds), P Sanderson (Harlequins), M Wood (Wasps), O Barkley (Bath), T Voyce (Bath).

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