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Inverness teenager agrees professional deal with Glasgow Warriors

By Will Clark

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Inverness teenager Jamie Dobie has agreed terms on his first professional rugby contract with Glasgow Warriors, subject to a medical.

Jamie Dobie has signed a professional deal with Glasgow Warriors.
Jamie Dobie has signed a professional deal with Glasgow Warriors.

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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