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Inverness rugby player Jamie Dobie looking to take on a greater leadership role to drive Glasgow Warriors to more success

By Andrew Henderson

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Inverness rugby player Jamie Dobie wants to become a leader amongst the Glasgow Warriors ranks this season.

Despite still being just 22 years old, Dobie is in his fifth season at Scotstoun Stadium and has now been capped multiple times for the Scotland senior national team.

The next stage in his development came in pre-season this summer, when he was named as Glasgow’s captain for friendlies against Zebre Parma and Ulster.

That has coincided with a successful time for the team, who went through the entire United Rugby Championship regular season unbeaten at home and made it to the European Challenge Cup final.

Jamie Dobie captained Glasgow Warriors in their pre-season friendlies. Picture: Glasgow Warriors/SNS
Jamie Dobie captained Glasgow Warriors in their pre-season friendlies. Picture: Glasgow Warriors/SNS

After starting in last weekend’s 2023/24 opener against Leinster, which the Warriors won 45-23, Dobie – who started out at Highland Rugby Club – now wants to keep pushing on both as part of the collective and individually.

“As a team, we took a lot of people by surprise last year to achieve that home quarter final, and getting to the European Challenge Cup final was massive,” scrum half Dobie reasoned.

“This year we want to be targetting wins in both competitions that we’re in. The Champions Cup is massive. It’s a real test against the biggest and the best teams in Europe, so it is going to be a big test.

“Without doubt, we’ll give our all to achieve as many wins as possible in the regular season to put us in the best position going forward when the time for finals come.

“We want to make the most of the opportunities we’ve got. We’ve got a really good group of boys, so any time I get the opportunity like against Leinster, I have to make the most of it and really put my own stamp on the game.

“Personally, I’m in my fifth year with Glasgow so I’m no longer just one of the youngest in the group. I have to be pushing on and driving the boys from a leadership point of view.

“That’s something I want to do personally, and I’m massively proud to be part of this group of boys.

“We’ll work hard for one another no matter what the situation is, and I know that, so I’m really looking forward to the season ahead and what this team can do.”

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