Jamie Dobie: Scotland and Glasgow Warriors scrum-half relishing stint at New Zealand side

Adam Kyriacou

Scotland scrum-half Jamie Dobie will make a short-term move to New Zealand National Provincial Championship outfit Bay of Plenty.

The 21-year-old international switches from Glasgow Warriors and admits he is “buzzing” about his loan deal as he looks for more first-team action.

Dobie flew to New Zealand late last week and is expected to return to his United Rugby Championship side in time for the start of the coming season.

“I’m buzzing to get the chance to experience a new environment and playing style with Bay of Plenty,” Dobie told Glasgow Warriors‘ official website.

“Chances like these don’t come up very often and it was a no-brainer when Glasgow and Scotland suggested I spend the summer in New Zealand.

New experience

“I’ve only ever been involved in the Scottish Rugby pathway, so to have the chance to head over to experience a new culture, new ideas and a different approach to the game whilst growing my skill set is very exciting.

“I’m looking forward to getting some game time over the summer – which I believe will help me massively and allow me to hit the ground running when I get back for the URC season.”

Glasgow attack coach Nigel Carolan said: “It’s great for young players like Jamie to get experiences like this.

“The NPC is a quality league and will expose Jamie to a new style of rugby, allow him to grow his game and experience playing rugby in a different environment.

“We will be keeping a close eye on his progress and look forward to welcoming him back for our upcoming campaign.”

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