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Former Highland Rugby Club youth player agrees new deal at Glasgow Warriors

By Will Clark

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Jamie Dobie. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)
Jamie Dobie. (Photo by Ross MacDonald / SNS Group)

Jamie Dobie has set his sights on helping to bring silverware back to Scotstoun, after putting pen to paper on a new long-term contract extension with Glasgow Warriors.

The news sees the 22-year-old – who became the first player born after the millennium to represent Glasgow Warriors when he made his debut in the opening match of the 2019/20 campaign away to the Toyota Cheetahs – becomes the fifth Scotland international to extend his stay at Scotstoun, as preparations continue for the 2024/25 campaign and beyond.

Having originally come through the ranks at Highland Rugby Club, Inverness-born Dobie signed his first professional contract with the Warriors straight from school, helping Merchiston Castle to Scottish Schools Cup glory at Scottish Gas Murrayfield in December 2018.

The scrum-half has made 56 appearances for the club to date across his five seasons at Scotstoun, including being named as the Land Rover Young Player of the Season at the end of his debut campaign.

His versatility has also seen him line up on the wing for Franco Smith’s squad, including in last season’s famous away win over Munster at Thomond Park and in the 40-7 victory over the Dragons in Origin Round at Scotstoun last time out.

Dobie said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be staying. Seeing where the squad is at the moment and the potential within this group made it a really straightforward decision for me to extend my contract with the club.

“The depth we have here shows that we’re in a really good place to push on and challenge for silverware.

“Looking back, I definitely came into Glasgow as a boy rather than as a player immediately ready for pro rugby, and those first couple of years were so important for my development.

“Getting used to playing in front of crowds at Scotstoun and developing my skills really gave me the platform to kick on, and now the next step for me is to kick on even further and put my hand up to be involved in the big matches at the business end of the season.

“We want to push on and bring a trophy back to Scotstoun.”

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