“Bright young talent” Dobie staying at Scotstoun
One of Scotland’s brightest prospects will be staying at Scotstoun for the next few seasons, after Jamie Dobie agreed to extend his contract with Glasgow Warriors.
The Inverness native has impressed team-mates, pundits and the Warrior Nation alike with his performances over the first two years of his professional career, making 15 appearances to date in a Glasgow jersey.
His meteoric rise in the professional ranks continued with a first call-up to the senior Scotland squad earlier this week, as the scrum-half was one of three players invited to train with Gregor Townsend’s playing group prior to the 2021 Guinness Six Nations.
Having made his debut away to the Cheetahs in the opening match of the 2019/20 campaign, Dobie quickly caught the eye with his speed of service and game intelligence.
The former Scotland U18 captain produced a Player of the Match-winning performance on his first start for the Warriors, receiving a standing ovation from the Scotstoun faithful upon his departure from the pitch against the Dragons in February 2020.
He has been an integral part of the Warriors squad in his second campaign as a professional, having been involved in every Glasgow matchday 23 since November’s away victory against Cardiff Blues.
A keen tennis player before turning to rugby, the scrum-half was recently named as one of the 2020/21 class of Performance Scholars at the University of Strathclyde.
Dobie was the first player born in the 21st century to represent the Warriors, a club of which he was the sole member until being joined by Rufus McLean and Ollie Smith on Saturday evening.
On the announcement of his extension, Dobie told glasgowwarriors.org: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at the club, being part of the squad and being in the environment with the boys.
“I’ve spent a lot of time learning and it’s been great to have the two top scrum-halves in the country to learn from.
“Despite the results not going our way, we’re moving in the right direction as a squad and as club, and I’m looking forward to being part of that for the next few years.
“I’m excited to continue to progress my game here, keep improving and continue to run out in the Warriors jersey.”
Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Danny Wilson was understandably thrilled to secure the services of one of Scottish rugby’s brightest prospects for the long-term, saying: “Jamie is great young scrum-half.
“We’ve seen him step up in these last two seasons and show what he can do.
“We’re focused on bringing through and developing young talent. Being able to retain Jamie and continue his development at the club, learning from the likes of Ali [Price], George [Horne] and Sean [Kennedy] is fantastic.
“He’s shown a real maturity in how he directs players around the park, is a threat with ball in hand and his kicking game is developing well.
“We’re looking forward to seeing him continue to kick on and grow in a Warriors jersey.”