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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)
Scotland U16
Scotland U18
Scotland U20
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]


  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".
  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".
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  8. ^ "Starlet Scot's promise secures senior deal | Edinburgh Rugby". Edinburgh rugby. Retrieved 27 May 2014.

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