Jamie Bhatti

Jamie Bhatti (born 8 September 1993 in Stirling) is a Scottish international rugby union footballer who currently plays as a loose head prop for Edinburgh Rugby.[1]

Jamie Bhatti
Date of birth (1993-09-08) 8 September 1993 (age 26)
Place of birthStirling, Scotland
Height1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight120 kg (18 st 13 lb; 265 lb)
SchoolAlva Academy
UniversityTelford College
Occupation(s)Professional Rugby Player
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loosehead Prop
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)



2018–2019
Hillfoots
Stirling County
Melrose
Ayr
()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016–2019
2019–
Glasgow Warriors
Edinburgh Rugby
47
3
(0)
(0)
Correct as of 26 October 2019
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2012–2013
2017–
Scotland U20
Scotland
17
15
(5)
(0)
Correct as of 26 October 2019

BackgroundEdit

Bhatti was born in Stirling on 8 September 1993. His surname is of Indian origin; his paternal grandfather emigrated to Scotland from Ludhiana in the 1960s.[2] As a teenager he worked in an abattoir and as a nightclub door steward and applied unsuccessfully to become a police officer before turning professional in rugby.[2]

Rugby union careerEdit

Amateur careerEdit

Bhatti started his youth rugby with Hillfoot Minis before moving on to Stirling County where he came through the age grades of midi and colts before playing for the senior side.[3] He then moved to play for Melrose.[3] He has played for the Caledonia district at Under 17, Under 18 and Under 19 age grades.[3] When not playing for Glasgow Warriors, Bhatti plays for Melrose RFC.[4]

Bhatti has been drafted to Ayr in the Scottish Premiership for the 2018-19 season.[5]

Professional careerEdit

Bhatti was awarded a place in the Scottish Rugby Academy for season 2016-17. He is a Stage 3 player for Glasgow and the West regional academy.[6]

Bhatti made his debut for Glasgow Warriors on 30 August 2016. He played at Bridgehaugh Park for the Warriors against Canada 'A'.[7]

Bhatti was selected for Scotland's 2018-19 Summer Tour to Canada, America and Argentina.

International careerEdit

He has represented Scotland at Under 17, Under 18 and Under 19 age grades.[3] He was later capped for Scotland Club XV.[8] Bhatti received his first call up to the senior Scotland squad by coach Gregor Townsend in October 2017 for the Autumn Internationals,[9] appearing as a replacement in all three tests[2][10][11] including a historic win over Australia.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Jamie Bhatti Profile". edinburghrugby.org. Retrieved 26 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b c English, Tom (28 January 2018). "From slaughterhouse to Six Nations: the rapid rise of Scotland's Jamie Bhatti". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Melrose Rugby Club Player Squad Team Profiles, Scotland".
  4. ^ http://www.glasgowwarriors.com/articles/news/009919.php
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 September 2018. Retrieved 2 September 2018.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "2016/17 BT Sport Academy players announced - Glasgow Warriors".
  7. ^ "Warriors finish pre-season with convincing win over Canada 'A' - Glasgow Warriors".
  8. ^ "Jamie Bhatti eyes up another Scotland Club XV cap against Ireland". 14 March 2016.
  9. ^ "Scotland: Gregor Townsend calls up 10 new caps for autumn Tests". BBC. 24 October 2017. Retrieved 25 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Scotland edge hard-fought victory over Samoa in 11-try thriller". ESPN Scrum. 11 November 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  11. ^ "All Blacks made to work for victory over plucky Scotland". ESPN Scrum. 18 November 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Scotland make Wallabies pay for Kepu's moment of madness". ESPN Scrum. 25 November 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2018.

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