When did you first play?
I joined a local club, Dumfries Saints, when I was at primary school and stayed there until U17s.
How did the move to Leicester come about?
I played for Scotland U18 with Corey Venus from Leicester and he said they needed a scrum-half, so I wrote to them and got a week’s trial in the summer of 2011. I got invited back for the JP Morgan Sevens and was given an academy contract, then a two-year full-time contract in 2012.
Have you played in different positions?
I was a wing, then a full-back. I moved to scrum-half at about 15. My dad John suggested it because I wasn’t that big.
What representative rugby have you played?
Scotland U17, U18 and U20. I really enjoyed the World Championship. My highlight was scoring a try against the USA.
What are your hopes for this season?
To get more opportunities to play at Leicester so I can show what I can do.
RW verdict: Having turned 20 in July, it’s time for Steele to step up from age-group rugby and fulfil his potential.