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USA 17-56 England Saxons

USA (10) 17
Tries: Petri, Biller Cons: Hercus (2) Pens: Hercus

England Saxons (28) 56
Tries: Kennedy, Young, Webber, Guest, Varndell, Barritt, Cato Cons: Myler (6)Pens: Myler (3)

Stephen Myler and Mike Petri of US
Debutant Stephen Myler scored 21 of England's points

England Saxons reached the Churchill Cup final with a convincing win over the United States at Glendale.

US scrum-half Mike Petri scored the game's first try, but England then responded with six tries of their own.

Nick Kennedy, Micky Young, Rob Webber, Tom Guest, Tom Varndell, Brad Barritt all crossed the line before Chris Biller touched down for the US.

Noah Cato then bagged a seventh Saxons try, which was converted by Stephen Myler, who scored 21 points in all.


Debutant Myler, who had come in for Danny Cipriani, converted six of the tries as well as slotting three penalties, with the first of those kicks giving England a fifth-minute lead.

Cipriani was given a runout by coach Stuart Lancaster after England's sixth try.

USA: DeBartolo, Hawley, Sifa, Suniula, Tuilevuka, Hercus, Petri, Moeakiola, McClenahan, Pittman, van der Giessen, Smith, Clever, Dahl, N. Johnson.

Replacements: Biller, Lemay, Stanfill, Gagiano, Usasz, Malifa, Emerick.

England Saxons: Abendanon (Bath); Cato (Saracens), Waldouck (Wasps)Barritt (Saracens), Varndell (Leicester), Myler (Northampton), Young (Newcastle), Flatman (Bath), Webber (Wasps), Cole (Leicester), Short (Bath), Kennedy (London Irish), Dowson (captain, Newcastle), Woods (Leicester), Guest (Harlequins).
Replacements: Lambert (Harlequins), Briggs (Sale), Jones (Sale), Narraway (Gloucester), Simpson (Wasps), Cipriani (Wasps), Smith (Leicester).

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see also
England Saxons 28-20 Argentina A
06 Jun 09 |  English
Injury forces Kennedy into Saxons
01 Jun 09 |  Rugby Union
USA 10-27 Ireland
31 May 09 |  Irish
Johnson defends Cipriani omission
19 May 09 |  English

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