FLYING winger Lydia Thompson is relishing the prospect of earning her 50th England cap in familiar surroundings when England take on USA this weekend.

Worcester's Thompson is in line to reach the landmark at home on the Sixways turf as the Red Roses look to maintain their sensational recent form.

They thumped Canada 51-12 at Twickenham Stoop last weekend after back-to-back victories over New Zealand.

Simon Middleton’s side do battle with the USA at Sixways on Sunday and Thompson is anticipating a raucous crowd to get the place rocking.

"Worcester always attracts some fantastic crowds," she said

“I just can’t wait to play international rugby and put on an international game for the crowds, it’ll be really special.

“There are lots of true rugby fans there, so it’s a really cool opportunity for us.

“We’ve got a really positive vibe at the moment, we’re really proud of what the team has achieved but also we’ve reflected a lot.

“We left points out there, we know we can improve, which is so exciting. I think it’s a great place to be where you know that actually we’ve got more time together and can grow from here.”

England cruised past New Zealand 43-12 at Sandy Park before sending a similarly buoyant crowd into raptures with that emphatic triumph over the same opponents in Northampton.

And they carried on where they left off at the Stoop on Sunday by running in seven tries against the Canadians to stretch their winning streak to 17 games.

Middleton’s team will aim to extend their run to 18 this Sunday but will face a stern test against the Americans.

The English game is jam-packed with a raft of US talent including Alycia Washington at Worcester and Kate Zackary at Exeter.

And Thompson reckons that transatlantic cocktail can only be a force for good, adding: “To see some of the top players in the world go against each other is an amazing opportunity.

“We’ve been really lucky at Worcester to have Alycia come over to play with us this season – she has been spectacular.

“Her running game and the power she can bring in the scrum [is amazing], so I’m so excited for her to show what she can do in a USA shirt.

“We’re really, really excited about it, and as a Red Roses team we’re just looking forward to obviously taking each game as it comes. Looking at the USA, it’s going to be really, really good competition for us.”

England Women take on the USA in the their final autumn international at Sixways Stadium, Worcester (Sunday kick-off 2.45pm).