Holm Truths: It's a tough call for Gloucester rugby star Matt Kvesic
NO initiation into Kingsholm life would be complete without a West Country derby debut.
Matt Kvesic would love to thunder into Bath at The Recreation Ground on Friday night when Premiership action resumes.
But England duty could very well call, and deny him that opportunity.
Stuart Lancaster's England squad start their pre-autumn internationals residential camp in Leeds on Monday.
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Australia head to Twickenham on Saturday, November 2 – meaning England can pull their squad men out of league action the week before.
That could mean no derby demolition for Kvesic: while he admits he would hate to miss out, an international silver lining would surely ease the situation.
He explained: "It would be my first West Country derby with Gloucester.
"I've played at The Rec a few times, but not under the same pressure as it would be going there with Gloucester.
"I've watched it plenty of times and it's pretty mad.
"So I'd love to be involved against Bath for Gloucester when possible.
"That will all depend on the England situation though ultimately this time out."
Kvesic has backed Henry Trinder to prove his international class after the Gloucester centre was added to Lancaster's England squad.
The 21-year-old also targeted making a big impression himself, after winning his first two caps on England's summer tour of Argentina.
He continued: "It's a young squad, there's a lot of ambition there and it's great to see Henry come in.
"He's had an awesome start to the season and fully deserves his spot.
"It's exciting to look towards these autumn internationals.
"We just try to get as much detail done as possible.
"Then before you know it you're into a Test match week.
"I think England are in a good position to kick on now, with a strong squad and a lot of competition for places.
"I'll be doing everything possible to keep myself in that mix."