Jamie Ritchie to miss Edinburgh’s 1872 Cup clash with Glasgow Warriors
The Scotland flanker, who this week signed a new long-term contract with the capital club, is replaced at blindside by Magnus Bradbury, who scored the crucial try as a replacement in Edinburgh’s 10-7 win in the first 1872 Cup match at BT Murrayfield on January 2.
Ritchie’s absence is one of three changes to the pack from the side named for Scotstoun last week before the match was postponed.
David Cherry comes in at hooker for Stuart McInally who misses out due to a neck strain and Ben Toolis returns to the side in place of Andrew Davidson and will form a second-row partnership with Grant Gilchrist who is making his first appearance after three months out.
The Edinburgh backline is the same as selected for the original date.
Edinburgh: Blair Kinghorn; Jack Blain, Mark Bennett, Chris Dean, Eroni Sau; Jaco van der Walt, Nic Groom (co-capt); Rory Sutherland, David Cherry, Simon Berghan, Ben Toolis, Grant Gilchrist (co-capt); Magnus Bradbury, Hamish Watson, Bill Mata.
Replacements: Mike Willemse, Pierre Schoeman, WP Nel, Jamie Hodgson, Luke Crosbie, Henry Pyrgos, Nathan Chamberlain, James Johnstone.
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