Fresh from his try scoring appearance for England against the Barbarians last weekend, Gloucester centre Henry Trinder was in no mood to waste the surfeit of quality possession that headed his way.
Time and again, Trinder found himself with time and space to work in and was able to show his pace and running ability.
However, just as eye catching was his timing of the pass and on several occasions he sucked in the USA defence before delivering an exquisitely timed pass to free the man outside him.
Sharples had less time to impress as he was named amongst the replacements and only took the field in the second half when he replaced Topsy Ojo.
As if to make up for that lost time, he was quickly into the action and struck immediate fear into his opposite number with his searing pace.
His confidence in his own ability to take his man on the outside led to Henry Trinder's try as his Gloucester team mate intelligently took a line inside the flying winger and the offload inside gave the centre a clear run to the line.
And he made the score sheet himself just minutes later as he latched onto a kick through by scrum half Paul Hodgson who spotted no-one at home defensively. Pure speed took him clear and all he had to do was ground the ball correctly.
Both players simply did what they've been doing in a Gloucester shirt all season and will hopefully have the opportunity to do so again next weekend when the Saxons take on Tonga at Kingsholm (Sunday June 12th, 2pm).
That game will be followed by Italy A vs Russia so don't miss out on a Churchill Cup double header.
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