Bradbury edges closer to World Cup place

15/02/19 GUINESS PRO14 EDINBURGH RUGBY V DRAGONS (34-17) BT MURRAYFIELD - EDINBURGH Magnus Bradbury scores his first try in the second half

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Magnus Bradbury will travel to Japan tomorrow (Monday) as precautionary injury cover for international teammate Jamie Ritchie.

The  24-year-old Edinburgh back-row from Oban had just missed out on selection to Gregor Townsend’s 31-man squad for the Rugby World Cup which begins later this month.

Ritchie sustained a facial injury in the national team’s 36-9 win over Georgia at BT Murrayfield on Friday and, following specialist scans at Spire Murrayfield Hospital, will remain in Scotland for specialist assessment, with the outcome influencing whether he remains part of the group.