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Scotland call up Bradbury as cover for Ritchie

Scotland call up Bradbury as cover for Ritchie
FILE PHOTO: Rugby Union - Six Nations Championship - England v Scotland - Twickenham Stadium, London, Britain - March 16, 2019 Scotland's Magnus Bradbury in action with England's Jonny May Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Boyers -
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(Reuters) – Scotland forward Magnus Bradbury will travel to Japan with the World Cup squad on Monday as precautionary injury cover for Jamie Ritchie.

The Scottish Rugby Union confirmed Bradbury’s call-up on Sunday after Ritchie suffered a facial injury in the 36-9 victory over Georgia at Murrayfield on Friday.

Ritchie remains in the squad for further assessment before a decision on whether he remains part of the 31-man group for the World Cup starting in Japan.

Gregor Townsend’s Scotland open their World Cup campaign against Ireland on Sept. 22, with Japan, Samoa and Russia their other Pool A opponents.

(Reporting by Hardik Vyas in Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond)

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