William Charles Common Steele (born 18 April 1947) also known as [1 ] Billy Steele, is a former [2 ] Scotland international rugby union player.
The first club he played for was
Langholm RFC, in his hometown of Langholm in south west Scotland. [2 ]
He represented the
British and Irish Lions on the 1974 tour to South Africa and at the time played club rugby for Bedford F.C. [2 ] [3 ]
His "day job" was in the
RAF. [2 ]
As Richard Bath says:
Never the quickest of wingers, Steele's gritty defensive qualities and combative nature combined perfectly with some of the more attacking Scottish internationals of his day, particularly ." Andy Irvine and David Shedden [2 ]
References [ edit ]
^ Griffiths, John (1987). The Phoenix Book of International Rugby Records. London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. pp. p12:19. ISBN 0-460-07003-7.
^ a b c d e Bath, p161
^ Thomas, J. B. G. (1974). The Greatest Lions. London: Pelham Books. ISBN 0-7207-0786-2.