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Jamie Ritchie

Rugby

Fact File

Date of birth

16 August 1996

Sport

Rugby

Club

Edinburgh Rugby

Discipline

Back Row

Biography

 Jamie signed his first senior deal with Edinburgh Rugby at aged just 17, after continually impressing as part of the Scotland age-grade set-up. 

 Since then Jamie has gone on to become one of the club’s most consistent performers, making his 50th appearance for the club against Ulster in September 2018 at just 22-years-old.

A series of abrasive performances followed in the 2018 Autumn Tests and 2019 Guinness Six Nations, cementing his international credentials. The Six Nations in particular saw him manage more turnovers than any other Scot and he was continually at the top of Scotland’s tackle stats for every game.

 Jamie was named in the Scotland World Cup Squad in 2019 however suffered a broken cheekbone against Georgia in the final warm up game, potentially putting his tour in jeopardy. Following successful surgery to insert a titanium plate, he re-joined the squad in Japan one week later where he produced eye-catching displays at the breakdown and in open play earning him high praise from fans and pundits alike.

 Out with rugby, Jamie is a talented sportsman,  winning a Silver medal at the British Judo Championships in 2009. He was the British Independent Schools Judo Champion in 2010 and also played 1st XV cricket at his school.

 

 

 

Achievements

2019
Scotland Rugby Team Member
2018
1st Cap for Scotland
2015
Scotland U20 Captain