Dean Ryan speaks on England chances of Michael Paterson and Graham Kitchener
Dean Ryan says Michael Paterson and Graham Kitchener could force their way into the England squad to tour New Zealand.
Last Updated: 30/05/14 11:59am
Uncapped second row Kitchener will captain the England XV against the Barbarians at Twickenham on Sunday, while Sale's Paterson is also in the team.
The pair will be looking to impress England boss Stuart Lancaster ahead of next month's three Test tour of New Zealand and Ryan believes there is everything to play for in Sunday's clash - which is being shown live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 2.30pm.
He told Sky Sports: "Paterson's not far off the England squad I think, he's been great for Sale.
"Kitchener has been thereabouts, been five or six years around that A scene and he needs to make that next step.
"So it's a good mix and it'll be competitive because it'll be points to prove for them - they're well aware of being under the spotlight, getting this chance.
"And you don't need much incentive if you see some of the individuals in this side up against you so it'll be huge motivation for them."