Six Nations 2022: Scotland make five changes for Wales trip as flanker Jamie Ritchie ruled out of tournament

Sam Skinner replaces Ritchie, who was injured during Scotland’s win over England; Townsend has changed his entire starting front row, with Pierre Schoeman, Stuart McInally and WP Nel selected; Sione Tuipulotu replaces Sam Johnson at inside centre

Last Updated: 10/02/22 2:06pm

Jamie Ritchie was injured in Scotland’s Six Nations opener against England

Gregor Townsend has made five changes for Scotland’s Six Nations trip to Wales following their tournament-opening victory over England.
Sam Skinner takes the place of Jamie Ritchie in the back row, after it was confirmed the 25-year-old will miss the rest of the tournament having undergone surgery on a hamstring injury suffered against England.”Jamie unfortunately is going to be out for a wee while,” Townsend said. “He’ll miss the championship. On the mend 💪Thanks for all the well wishes. Looking forward to cheering on the boys the rest of the tournament! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿— Jamie Ritchie (@Jamie_T_Ritchie) February 10, 2022 “He had surgery a couple of days ago on his hamstring – that went well.”Townsend has changed the entire front row from the side that beat England at Murrayfield, inserting Pierre Schoeman, Stuart McInally and WP Nel to his starting 15, while Sione Tuipulotu replaces Sam Johnson at inside centre. Sam Skinner will take Ritchie’s place against Wales Zander Fagerson, George Turner and Rory Sutherland drop to the bench, while Sam Johnson has been released to …