Steve McColl

Steve McColl (born 16 August 1988) is a Scottish professional rugby union player who currently plays for Yorkshire Carnegie in the RFU Championship. He started playing as a centre but switched to being a fullback.

Steve McColl
Birth nameSteve McColl
Date of birth (1988-08-16) 16 August 1988
Place of birthFife, Scotland
Height1.83 m (6 ft 0 in)
Weight98 kg (216 lb)
SchoolInverkeithing High School
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fullback
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Edinburgh ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Doncaster Knights
Yorkshire Carnegie
Gloucester Rugby
Yorkshire Carnegie
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007–2008 Scotland U20 4 (28)

McColl originally was part of Edinburgh Rugby as an academy player where he had represented Scotland at under-20 level, making four appearances in the 2008 Six Nations.

He left Scotland to join Doncaster Knights in the English RFU Championship. Whilst at Doncaster he finished the 2010–11 season with 13 tries in all competitions in 27 appearances having made the switch from centre to full-back. On 14 June 2011, McColl left Doncaster Knights to join Yorkshire Carnegie on a two-year contract.[1]

He was one of the best performers for Yorkshire Carnegie during his first season at the club during the 2011–12 season, although he was ruled out for three months after undergoing surgery on his shoulder, and only made just 13 first-team appearances. His second season he was in equally impressive form, with only injuries preventing him from being an ever-present. He made his presence known whenever on the field and was a great addition to the team. At the end of the season he earned reward for his performances being named Players’ Player of the Season for the 2012–13 season, earning a place in the RFU Championship 'Dream Team' and signing a new contract with the club.

On 27 March 2014, McColl makes his move to the Aviva Premiership as he signed for Gloucester Rugby from the 2014–15 season.[2] On 4 April 2016, McColl moves back up north to rejoin Yorkshire Carnegie in the RFU Championship.[3]


  1. "Yorkshire Carnegie sign Doncaster Knights full-back Steve McColl". BBC Sport. 14 June 2011.
  2. "Gloucester sign specialist full-back Steve McColl from Yorkshire Carnegie". Gloucester Citizen. 27 March 2014. Archived from the original on 6 April 2014.
  3. "Gloucester fullback Steve McColl resigns for Yorkshire Carnegie". Yorkshire Carnegie. 4 April 2016. Archived from the original on 15 April 2016. Retrieved 17 September 2016.
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