Inverness rugby player awarded new professional contract with Glasgow Warriors
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INVERNESS rugby player Jamie Dobie has signed a new deal to extend his contract at Pro 14 outfit Glasgow Warriors.
The scrum half has decided to commit his future at Scotstoun after already being at the club for two years.
Having made his debut away to South African club Cheetahs in the opening match of the 2019/20 campaign, the 19-year-old has impressed playing at the top level of Scottish rugby with his performances on the field.
He has been an integral part of the Warriors squad in his second campaign as a professional, having been involved in every Glasgow match since November’s away victory against Cardiff Blues.
Speaking about his new deal, he said: “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 a 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.”
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.
Glasgow Warriors head coach Danny Wilson wasthrilled to secure the services of one of Scottish rugby’s brightest prospects for the long-term.
“Jamie is great young scrum-half,” he said.
“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 has shown a real maturity in how he directs players around the park.
“He 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.”