Autumn Nations Cup: Jamie Ritchie declared fit as Scotland name team to play France

Jamie Ritchie has won his battle to be fit for Scotland’s Autumn Nations Cup match against France at BT Murrayfield.

Jamie Ritchie suffered a head knock during Scotland's win over Italy in Florence. Picture: Giampiero Sposito/Getty Images
Jamie Ritchie suffered a head knock during Scotland's win over Italy in Florence. Picture: Giampiero Sposito/Getty Images

The flanker sustained a knock in the win over Italy last weekend and had to leave the pitch after 15 minutes for a head injury assessment. He never reappeared but has recovered in time to face the French on Saturday.

Scotland will field a new front row against Fabien Galthie’s side. Props Oli Kebble and Simon Bergham come in for Rory Sutherland and Zander Fagerson. Sutherland injured his ankle against Italy. Fraser Brown replaces Stuart McInally at hooker. There is also a change at No 8 where Matt Fagerson is preferred to Blade Thomson.

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In the backs, Blair Kinghorn starts ahead of his Edinburgh team-mate Darcy Graham on the wing.

Sean Maitland is on the bench for Scotland – his first international outing of the autumn following his unauthorised night out while on Barbarians duty.

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