Robert Steven

Scottish Rugby is saddened to learn of the death of former Scotland international forward Robert Steven.  He was 77.

Steven was part of a large rugby-playing family, which included his cousin Jock, who was President of the Scottish Rugby Union in season 1993-94.

A prop-forward out of Edinburgh Wanderers, Steven won his only cap for Scotland in a 20-6 victory over Ireland at Lansdowne Road, Dublin on 24 February 1962.

He won that honour after participating in the Scotland trial on 30 December 1961 and replaced his good friend, Howe of Fife’s Dave Rollo, in the Scotland team for the Irish match, Rollo having been sidelined through a leg injury.


Steven also played for the Barbarians, Eastern Counties and Norfolk and fondly recalled his time with the Holt Rugby Club in Norfolk, where he worked in farm management.

A proud Fifer, Steven returned to the Kingdom and was a stalwart member of Howe of Fife as he retired to the St Andrews area.

He passed away during the summer and Scottish Rugby extends its sincere sympathies to his wife, Anne, family and friends.