New Zealand v England: Paterson called up as cover

Michael Paterson

England have drafted Sale second row Michael Paterson into their squad for Tuesday's tour game against Crusaders.

"We wanted some second-row cover and, with Michael having trained with us leading up to the Barbarians game, it made sense to call on him as he was in Christchurch visiting family," said England coach Stuart Lancaster.

England play a second Test against New Zealand in Dunedin on Saturday.

Lancaster's side lost 20-15 in the first of three Tests in Auckland.

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