Edinburgh hand contract extension to Jamie Ritchie

Jamie Ritchie has committed his long-term future to Edinburgh
Jamie Ritchie has committed his long-term future to Edinburgh

Edinburgh have confirmed that flanker Jamie Ritchie has signed a three-year contract extension with the Pro 14 club.

The 21-year-old joined the Myerside outfit in 2014 and received his first call-up to Gregor Townsend's Scotland squad in the recently concluded autumn internationals.

Ritchie, who has made 39 appearances since signing aged 17, said: "I'm delighted to be staying here in Edinburgh - a city which my family and I call home.

"I've really enjoyed the changes made under Richard Cockerill and I'm excited to see where the club can go. We're starting to build something incredibly strong here and I want to be a part of that process."

Head coach Cockerill added: "Jamie has been in great form this season and we're thrilled that he sees his future with Edinburgh.

"We're developing a strong culture within the club and Jamie's contribution is central to those plans."

Ritchie has also represented the Scotland Under 20 team in the IRB Junior World Championship in 2014.

Edinburgh are currently at fourth position in Conference B of Pro 14 and will face Glasgow Warriors next at BT Murrayfield on Saturday.