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Jamie Dobie signs long term deal with Glasgow

By Ian Cameron
SWANSEA, WALES - NOVEMBER 11: Jamie Dobie of Glasgow Warriors collects the ball from a scrum during the United Rugby Championship match between the Ospreys and Glasgow Warriors at the Swansea.com Stadium on November 11, 2023 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Athena Pictures/Getty Images)

Rookie Scotland scrumhalf Jamie Dobie has committed to Glasgow Warriors with a new long-term contract.

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At 22 Dobie is the latest Scotland international to renew with Glasgow as the team gears up for the 2024/25 season and beyond, following confirmation that centre Huw Jones will be staying despite being the target of Montpellier. A product of Highland RFC and a former student at Merchiston Castle School, Dobie has been with the Warriors since leaving school.

In his tenure he has made 56 appearances showcasing his talent notably as the Land Rover Young Player of the Season in his first year. Dobie’s flexibility on the field has been a key asset for Coach Franco Smith’s squad evident in performances against Munster and Dragons.

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His prowess at Glasgow earned him a call-up to the senior Scotland squad for the 2021 Six Nations and he debuted internationally against Tonga in the same year. Dobie also spent time with Bay of Plenty in New Zealand further honing his skills.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be staying” said Dobie. He highlighted the team’s potential and his personal growth from a young player to a professional at Glasgow. “The depth we have here shows that we’re in a really good place to push on and challenge for silverware” Dobie added emphasizing the collective ambition to bring trophies to Scotstoun.

Head coach Franco Smith praised Dobie’s contributions and potential.

“Jamie’s skillset and attributes are clear for all to see every time he runs out for this club” Smith remarked “And he is a young man full of potential to grow and develop on and off the field.

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“He possesses a real ‘squad-first’ mentality and has a great drive to be the best version of himself, as well as developing into a leader within our group at Scotstoun.

“His work ethic and desire to succeed makes him a valuable asset to our squad and we are delighted that he has extended his contract with us.”

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