Jamie Dobie signs on for four more years at Glasgow Warriors

Scrum-half is the fifth internationalist to recommit to the club ahead of the 2024-25 season

Jamie Dobie has signed a contract extension with Glasgow Warriors. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk
Jamie Dobie has signed a contract extension with Glasgow Warriors. Image: © Craig Watson - www.craigwatson.co.uk

JAMIE DOBIE has signed a long-term contract extension with Glasgow Warriors which will run to the summer 2028, making him the fifth Scotland international to extend his stay at Scotstoun – following in the footsteps of Huw Jones, Scott Cummings, Jamie Bhatti and Johnny Matthews – as head coach Franco Smith assembles his squad for the 2024-25 season. 

Having originally come through the ranks at Highland RFC, Inverness-born Dobie signed his first professional contract with the Warriors straight out of school ahead of the 2019-20 season. He became the first player born this century to become a full-time member of the squad.

The scrum-half has made 56 appearances for the club to date and was named as the Land Rover Young Player of the Season at the end of his debut campaign.


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He has also been deployed as a, including in last season’s famous away win over Munster at Thomond Park and in the 40-7 victory over the Dragons in Origin Round at Scotstoun last time out.

Dobie – who has also played on the wing for Warriors – was called into the senior Scotland squad ahead of the 2021 Guinness Six Nations when still only 19, before making his international debut off the bench in a 60-14 victory over Tonga in the Autumn of 2021.

“I’m absolutely delighted to be staying,” said the now 22-year-old. “Seeing where the squad is at the moment and the potential within this group made it a really straightforward decision for me to extend my contract with the club. The depth we have here shows that we’re in a really good place to push on and challenge for silverware.

“Looking back, I definitely came into Glasgow as a boy rather than as a player immediately ready for pro rugby, and those first couple of years were so important for my development. Getting used to playing in front of crowds at Scotstoun and developing my skills really gave me the platform to kick on, and now the next step for me is to kick on even further and put my hand up to be involved in the big matches at the business end of the season.

 

 

“Franco and the coaches talk a lot about our goal, which is to be the best version of ourselves every time we represent this club. Everyone is pulling towards the same destination and our target is to be consistently challenging for silverware.

“We want to push on and bring a trophy back to Scotstoun and I know the supporters will be with us every step of the journey.”

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

“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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  1. Been a good week for resignings. Has made me wonder who else is near the end of their contract. Zander Fagerson? Dempsey? Anyone know which senior players might be in the last year of their contract?

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