Born and raised in Johannesburg, Kyle Steyn attended Trinityhouse School, before enrolling at Stellenbosch University. A string of powerful performances for Maties in the Varsity Cup saw the powerful midfielder catch the eye of the ambitious Griquas, who handed Steyn his senior professional debut in the 2017 Supersport Challenge. Humble, attentive, and mature beyond his years, Kyle was handed the proverbial captain’s armband and led the team in two Currie Cup campaigns, where his raw speed was utilized as both a centre and on the wing. With a Glaswegian-born mother, the Scottish-qualified Steyn joined the Scotland Sevens team in 2018, where his work rate and superb resilience drew the attention of the Glasgow Warriors.
Able to bust through defenders or round them with sleek footwork, he alternated between the number 13 and 14 jerseys in the Guinness Pro 14, whilst his showings in the European Champions Cup left pundits comfortable in the knowledge that Steyn was destined for the highest level of the game. Scotland Head Coach Gregor Townshend agreed, and an international test debut against France in the 2020 Six Nations made Kyle the 1109th player to represent his country. Steyn’s combination of brawn, agility and x-factor make him one to watch on the world stage for years to come.
DOB: 29 January 1994
Current Team: Glasgow Warriors
2020 - 2021
Scotland (Six Nations), Glasgow Warriors (Rainbow Cup, Challenge Cup)
2019 - 2020
Glasgow Warriors (Guinness Pro 14, European Champions Cup)
2018 - 2019
Scotland (HSBC Sevens Series), Glasgow Warriors (Guinness Pro 14)
2017 - 2018
Scotland (HSBC Sevens Series), Griquas (Currie Cup, Supersport Challenge)
2016 - 2017
Griquas (Supersport Challenge), Maties (Varsity Cup)