Having signed his first senior deal aged just 17, former Madrascals mini and Strathallan School pupil Jamie Ritchie made his professional rugby debut for Edinburgh Rugby in October 2014, from which time he has racked up over 80 appearances for the capital club.
A former Scotland U20 captain, Ritchie also played a dramatic role as Heriot’s won the BT Premiership in 2015. His rapid rise to the full national team was complete when winning a first cap against Canada on Scotland’s 2018 North America tour, from which time he firmly established himself as a key member of the squad.
He won plaudits, and two more caps, at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan and featured as vice-captain during some memorable games, most notably the 2021 Calcutta Cup success against England at Twickenham and the subsequent victory versus France in Paris.
Jamie was Scotland co-captain against Tonga in 2021 and was named as Scotland captain ahead of this year’s Autumn Nations Series.
Date of birth: 16/08/1996
Scotland Debut: 09/06/2018
Place of birth: Dundee