Daily Mirror




SCOTLAND flanker Jamie Ritchie admits he would not be at Murrayfiel­d on Saturday if it was not for an England insider.

The 25-year-old is set to line up in the clash on opposite sides to his former boss at Edinburgh, Richard Cockerill. He left the region in 2021 and is now on Eddie

Jones’ staff as forwards coach, but was in Scotland when Ritchie made his Test debut in 2015.

Ritchie said: “He had a massive impact and was head coach when I got my chance with Scotland.

“He put Edinburgh in a better place. When he came in, it was what we needed in terms of a harder edge and a clear direction.”

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