JAMIE DOBIE has signed-on with Glasgow Warriors for a “few” more years. The 19-hear-old scrum-half is one of the most exciting prospects in the Scottish game and joined the club straight from school in 2019.
Initially from Inverness, Dobie came to prominence playing for Merchiston Castle School, co-captaining the side to glory in the 2018 Scottish Schools’ Cup and also skippering the national under-18s team that season.
He has made 15 appearances to date in a Glasgow jersey, and has been invited to train with Gregor Townsend‘s senior Scotland squad during the upcoming Six Nations.
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“I’ve really enjoyed my time at the club, being part of the squad and being in the environment with the boys,” said Dobie.
“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 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.”
Warriors head coach Danny Wilson welcomed the news. “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 has shown a real maturity in how he directs players around the park, 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 in a Warriors jersey.”
good to see, but is it bad that id almost prefer young players such as dobbie, ritchie, kinghorn etc go down to play in the premiership? gain experience and development that they are simply not going to get playing in the pro14? looking at this of course from the perspective of the national team but is he going to develop sitting on the bench for glasgow? only to come on in the last quarter of a 6-3 thriller against newport?
I’d say it’s excellent news but I can see where you are coming from Rory although the SRU is damned if it does and damned if it doesn’t. It was lambasted when Hogg, Russell, J Gray etc left and accused of showing a lack of ambition.
I think he’s best staying put as Townsend will be able to guide/ influence his development. Dropping him in England on his own at his age could be counterproductive
Totally agree with that
I have a contact who has been saying George Horne is in talks with Bristol. So can see Dobie/Price splitting the time between each other over the next few season
GaryW great move if true and works well for glasgow with dobbie committing and scotland for depth, scott steele and sam HC look comfortable down there and its evident how much they have improved
although no room for sam HC in squad, but lets put that down to squad depth shall we….!