Inverness teenager agrees professional deal with Glasgow Warriors
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Inverness teenager Jamie Dobie has agreed terms on his first professional rugby contract with Glasgow Warriors, subject to a medical.
The 17-year-old has signed a deal with the Pro 14 side until 2021.
He was given the contract having impressed playing for his country and Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh.
A scrum half, who has played for Scotland at under-18 level, Dobie was part of the Merchiston side that claimed victory in December’s under-18 Schools Cup Final at Murrayfield.
He helped his team to a sixth triumph in the last decade.
Dobie, who has been a Fosroc Scottish Rugby Academy supported player, has also captained Scotland under-18s this year when he scored a try in the defeat to England in March.
He was also named in the 31-man squad named by head coach Ross Miller for the under-18s Six Nations Festival earlier this month and featured in all three games, including the win over Ireland.
He has also represented Scotland at under-16 level.
Speaking after the announcement of the deal Dobie said he is looking forward to taking his game to the next level and enjoying a bright future with the Warriors.
“I’m delighted to be making the step and joining Glasgow Warriors for the next two seasons.
“This is a real opportunity for me to develop and learn from some of the best players in the country and bring my own game on in a new environment.
“It will be a huge test, but one I am massively looking forward to.”
Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie says Dobie is a player full ofmassive potential.
“It’s uncommon for a player to be signed straight from school, but Jamie is one of the most exciting young talents in the country and we believe he’s ready to thrive in a professional environment.
“He’s an impressive man and has the potential to become the complete scrum-half.
“He’ll learn a lot from the three nines already at the club and we’re rapt to have him on board.”
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