Glasgow Warriors sign teenage prospect Jamie Dobie

Merchiston Castle and Scotland Under-18 scrum-half has agreed a two-year deal which will keep him at Scotoun until summer of 2021

Jamie Dobie
Jamie Dobie makes a spectacular last-gasp try-saving tackle for Scotland during the Six Nations U18 Festival earlier this month. Image: Peter Williams

GLASGOW WARRIORS have handed a two-year deal to one of the brightest young talents in Scottish rugby in the shape of Merchiston Castle and Scotland Under-18 scrum-half Jamie Dobie.

“I’m delighted to be making the step and joining Glasgow Warriors for the next two seasons,” said the 17-year-old, who was born in Inverness, and was named Scottish rugby’s most ‘Exciting Prospect’ in The Offside Line’s End of Year Awards for 2018,

“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.

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“It will be a huge test, but one I am massively looking forward to.”

Head coach Dave Rennie added: “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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David has worked as a freelance rugby journalist since 2004 covering every level of the game in Scotland for publications including he Herald/Sunday Herald, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, The Scotsman/Scotland on Sunday/Evening News, The Daily Record, The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday and The Sun.