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Jamie Ritchie (born 16 August 1996) is a Scotland international rugby union player who plays for Edinburgh in the Pro14.[1]

Jamie Ritchie
Birth nameJames Thomas Ritchie
Date of birth (1996-08-16) 16 August 1996 (age 23)
Place of birthDundee
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight108 kg (17 st 0 lb; 238 lb)
SchoolStrathallan School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Madras College FP
Howe of Fife
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2014– Edinburgh 48 (10)
Correct as of 1 September 2018
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
-
2013
2014–2016
2018–
Scotland U16
Scotland U18
Scotland U20
Scotland
-
5
18
12
-
(0)
(25)
(5)
Correct as of 17 September 2019

Rugby Union careerEdit

Professional careerEdit

Despite his tender years, Ritchie made his first-team debut in October 2014 with an appearance from the replacements' bench in the Pro12 match against Leinster.[2]

International careerEdit

Ritchie has represented Scotland at under-16, under-18 and under-20.[3] He played in the 2013 and 2014 European Under-18 Rugby Union Championship, the latter as captain.[3] In June 2014 he played four matches for Scotland under-20 at the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship.[4]

Ritchie received his first call up to the senior Scotland squad by coach Gregor Townsend in October 2017 for the Autumn Internationals.[5] Ritchie received his first senior cap against Canada on the 9 June 2018.[6]

Ritchie was picked in Scotland's 2019 Rugby World Cup squad. However he fractured his cheekbone in the last warm-up match for Scotland against Georgia. Ritchie will now stay in Scotland for treatment and Magnus Bradbury will go in his place as injury cover.[7]

Other sportsEdit

Outwith rugby, he was a silver medalist at the British judo championships in 2009, the British independent schools judo champion in 2010 and played first XI cricket at his school.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Edinburgh sign 17-year-old Jamie Ritchie for first team". BBC. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  2. ^ "Edinburgh Rugby (Jamie Ritchie) - Edinburgh Rugby". www.edinburghrugby.org.
  3. ^ a b "Solomons hails new Edinburgh signing Ritchie". Scotsman. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Edinburgh sign exciting Scotland prospect Jamie Ritchie". Sky Sports. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Scotland: Gregor Townsend calls up 10 new caps for autumn Tests". BBC. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Scottish Rugby on Twitter".
  7. ^ https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/49625907
  8. ^ "Starlet Scot's promise secures senior deal | Edinburgh Rugby". Edinburgh rugby. Retrieved 27 May 2014.

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