Scotland: Jamie Ritchie ruled out of Six Nations clash with Wales

Adam Kyriacou

Scotland have been dealt a blow ahead of their Six Nations clash with Wales after flanker Jamie Ritchie was ruled out of the game through injury.

Ritchie, 25, had to leave the field during Scotland’s 20-17 win over England with damage in his hamstring and groin area and left the stadium on crutches.

It was confirmed on Monday by the Scottish Rugby Union that back-row Ritchie, who was one of the team’s vice-captains in the victory over Tonga in October, has not joined up with the Scotland squad to prepare for the trip to the Principality Stadium.

Dave Cherry called in

Bath back-row forward Josh Bayliss, who has been suffering from concussion recently, is still not ready to join up with the squad.

Edinburgh hooker Dave Cherry has been called into Gregor Townsend’s pool ahead of the Six Nations trip to Wales.

A statement on the SRU’s Twitter feed confirmed: “Jamie Ritchie and Josh Bayliss have not met up with the squad this week through injury.

“Dave Cherry has joined up with the team today.”

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