#RWC2019: Jamie Ritchie to join Scotland squad in Japan

Magnus Bradbury retained as 'precautionary injury cover'

Jamie Ritchie
Jamie Ritchie suffered a facial impact injury in Scotland's final World Cup warm-up match against Georgia. Image: Fotosport/David Gibson

JAMIE RITCHIE will travel to Japan tomorrow (Thursday) to join up with the Scotland training squad as they prepare for World Cup kick-off against Ireland on 22nd September.

It is a good sign but the flanker does not appear to have been given the final all-clear to take part in the tournament yet, with stand-in Magnus Bradbury staying with the group as “precautionary injury cover”.

The Edinburgh forward, who was part of the initial 31-man squad named by head coach Gregor Townsend for the tournament, sustained a facial injury in the national team’s final warm-up match against Georgia at Murrayfield last weekend and remained home for further specialist assessment.

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David Barnes
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David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Herald/Sunday Herald, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.

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