Two Scotland forwards and a teenage star are the first players to be recognised at this year’s Glasgow Warriors awards, being run through the club’s social media channels all week.
Rob Harley, who holds the all-time record for appearances for the club, received the 2019/20 The Famous Grouse Coaches Award, with his impact on and off the pitch being recognised by the coaching team.
The 30-year-old has played in all bar one of Glasgow’s matches over the course of the campaign – currently on hold due to the Coronavirus pandemic – and has played more than 1,100 minutes of rugby across the Guinness PRO14 and Heineken Champions Cup.
Rob Harley in action for Glasgow, with fellow award winner Wilson in support.
Image credit: Fotosport/David Gibson
Harley, the only player in club history to make over 200 appearances for the club, the Scotland internationalist became only the second Warrior to reach 50 European appearances in Glasgow colours earlier this year.
‘The complete club man’
His work-rate and leadership were praised by former Glasgow Warriors Head Coach Dave Rennie, who also highlighted his work off the field.
“Rob is the complete club man,” said Rennie.
“His intelligence, huge work ethic and durability makes him one of the most valuable players I’ve ever coached.
“Off-field, he’s just as committed – he runs our charity committee alongside Chris Fusaro, and he’s a top role model for all young players.”
Club co-captain Ryan Wilson was another to be honoured on the first night of the 2019/20 Awards, which are being held across the Glasgow Warriors social media channels.
The Scotland back-rower was recognised with the Al Kellock Leadership Award, sponsored by Malcolm Group, after his barnstorming displays across the campaign.
Since returning from the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan Wilson has been an ever-present in the Glasgow matchday 23, making 14 appearances.
Wilson was recognised for his leadership both on and off the park, with the coaches highlighting his pride, passion and work off the pitch, driving culture and integrating new squad members.
Teenage sensation Dobie a winner
There was also recognition for the youngest member of the 2019/20 Glasgow Warriors squad, as Jamie Dobie was named as the Land Rover Young Player of the Season.
Jamie Dobie in action for Glasgow Warriors against Ulster.
Image caption: David Gibson/ Fotosport
The teenage scrum-half, who turns 19 this weekend, has made an instant impact in his debut season as a professional having joined the club straight from school.
Born in Inverness, he was rewarded for an impressive first start for the club with the Man of the Match award in February’s victory over the Dragons at Scotstoun.
Image caption: Glasgow Warriors trio Rob Harley, Ryan Wilson and Jamie Dobie have been recognised at the club’s online awards. Images credit: Fotosport/David Gibson