A tenacious Australian second-row forward, Steele played for the Brisbane Broncos and short-lived South Queensland Crushers in Australia before joining the London Broncos in 1998. Although not big for a forward, he regularly topped the tackle count.
His greatest moment for the club was one of his rare tries. In 1999, a struggling Broncos team had reached the Challenge Cup semi-final and faced Castleford Tigers at Headingley for a place at Wembley. In a marvellous match, Castleford were ahead for a few minutes near the end. The Broncos levelled the scores, and with extra time looking likely, Steele beat a Castleford defender to touch down and win the game for the Broncos.
The only player to make over 200 first team appearances for the club, he was in the Super League Dream Team for the 1998 season, the same year he made a remarkable 66 tackles in a match against the Bradford Bulls. He left the club at the end of the 2004 season, and is now coaching in Australia. He also played internationally for the USA, including in the 2000 Emerging Nations World Cup.
201 appearances, 17 tries.