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.

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