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DoB 12th Jan 2001
Height 6’ 6” (1.98m)
Position/s Lock/Blindside flanker
Honours Cornwall U20s
It was announced in May 2023 that for a second year running Steele had signed a one-year contract with the Cornish Pirates. He had, by this time, made 16 appearances for the club.
Steele started rugby at the age of just four, when he attended a training session at York. It was a club where he played for throughout its youth system up to the age of 18.
Educated initially at Ryedale School and then Easingwold School, it was during his time next at Durham School in sixth form that the coach there, Mark Bedworth, was instrumental at progressing Steele’s rugby career.
A spell at the Yorkshire Carnegie Academy proved worthy, as it did when Steele studied at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus and played men’s rugby at Penryn. It certainly opened his eyes that the game is clearly a religion in the county.
When Steele signed an initial one-year contract for the Cornish Pirates ahead of the 2022/23 season, it followed him actually being registered with the club in 2021/22. He firstly made appearances as a replacement in pre-season games against the Royal Navy and Worcester Warriors and then, after training and playing at Redruth to aid his development, he played again for the Cornish Pirates at the end of the season, featuring in three Championship Cup games, including an impressive sole start in what was a narrow semi-final defeat away to Ealing Trailfinders.
Besides rugby, Steele played basketball to a county standard at school, and when in Yorkshire he loved wild swimming in lakes and rivers around the area. As for nowadays, he happily settles for surfing and swimming in the sea!