George Ritchie (rugby union, born 1848)
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|Birth name||George Ritchie|
|Date of birth||16 April 1848|
|Place of birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Date of death||31 January 1896(aged 47)|
|Place of death||Kelso, Scotland|
|Rugby union career|
George Ritchie (16 April 1848 – 31 January 1896) was a Scottish international rugby union player who played for Merchistons in Edinburgh.
Born in Edinburgh in 1848, Ritchie played as a Forward.
In the match, he almost scored the first ever international try. He went over the try-line but a clutch of bodies were on top of him. An Englishman claimed to have control of the ball and the umpire decided it was Scotland's hack off 5 yards from the line. Scotland then scored a try and goal from the resultant set-piece; the try coming from Angus Buchanan.
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