Jon Steel

Jon Steel (born 14 March 1980 in Middlesbrough) is an English born Scottish rugby league footballer currently with Championship side Featherstone Rovers. He is a former rugby union player who represented his country at youth level before switching codes in 2005. Following Hull KR's promotion, Steel was expected to play a big part in their first Super League season but was unfortunate to suffer a badly broken leg after only a handful of games and was ruled out for most of the year as a result.

Steele formerly played for Scotland in rugby union. He holds the tag as the fastest member of the Rovers squad. In speed runs he's often made to start well behind the front runners and still never fails to come home first. Steele has some real pace which can often alone take him past the first man but also has a neat little side step. His claim to fame is taking down the big Jonah Lomu playing for Scotland.

Signed in 2005 from the Borders RU club, 'Steely' as he is known, made a real impact scoring 5 tries away from home against London Skolars. His aim for the season is to help Rovers into Super League while finishing the season as top points scorer.

He has been named in the Scotland training squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.

He has been named in the Scotland squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.

Famous quotes containing the words jon and/or steel:

    The dog is mentioned in the Bible eighteen times—the cat not even once.
    —W.E. Farbstein. Quoted in “Hundkeit,” Mondo Canine, ed. Jon Winokur, Dutton (1991)

    You don’t resign from these jobs, you escape from them.
    —Dawn Steel (b. 1946)