Jamie Bhatti, born on September 8, 1993, is a Scotland international rugby union player who currently plays as a loose head prop for Glasgow Warriors. He has also represented Edinburgh Rugby and Bath Rugby in his career.
Bhatti was born in Stirling, Scotland, and comes from a family of Indian heritage. His paternal grandfather migrated to Scotland from Ludhiana in the 1960s. Before pursuing professional rugby, Bhatti worked in an abattoir and as a nightclub door steward. He had also applied to become a police officer but was unsuccessful.
Bhatti returned to Glasgow Warriors, his first professional club, in the summer of 2021 after spending two seasons away from Scotstoun. He started his rugby journey at Hillfoots Minis before transitioning to senior rugby with Stirling County, where he represented the club at a senior level. During his time in the FOSROC Scottish Rugby Academy, he also had a stint at Melrose.
Under the guidance of coaches Gregor Townsend and Dave Rennie, Bhatti joined the Glasgow Warriors setup and made 47 appearances during his initial spell with the club. He played a crucial role in the Warriors' journey to the 2019 Guinness PRO14 Final at Celtic Park.
After his time at Glasgow, Bhatti moved to Edinburgh Rugby before joining Bath Rugby in January 2021. He made 11 appearances for Bath before deciding to return to Glasgow Warriors, signing a contract with Danny Wilson's squad.
During his return to Glasgow, Bhatti marked his 50th appearance for the club by scoring a try against the Emirates Lions in October 2021, adding to his growing achievements.
Bhatti's performances in the 2017/18 season caught the attention of the national selectors, leading to his first call-up to the Scotland national team for the 2017 autumn internationals. He made his international debut against Samoa at BT Murrayfield.
In his youth, Bhatti played for Hillfoot Minis and represented Scotland at various age-grade levels, including U17, U18, U19, and U20.
Throughout his career, Bhatti has showcased his skills and abilities, earning international recognition and making significant contributions to both Glasgow Warriors and the Scotland national team.
Ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2023, Bhatti has been named in the squad for Scotland.
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|2017 - present
|2012 - 2013
|2019 - 2021
|2020 - 2021