Freddie Steward Biography, Career, Family, Partner, and Net Worth

By | September 18, 2023

Freddie Steward Biography

Freddie Nicholas Overbury Steward is a known English professional rugby union player who primarily plays for Leicester Tigers in the English Premiership as a fullback. Steward has also represented England at the international level, having made his test debut over the United States during the 2021 Summer Internationals. He has previously played for clubs including Amphill in the past.

Freddie Steward Career

Freddie began playing rugby at Swaffham RFC, but at the age of 10 years, he moved to Holt RFC as Swaffham’s age group folded. He originally played fly-half, prior to moving to inside center at Norwich School and settling at full-back at 16. Steward then came through the Leicester Tigers Academy.

Professional career

On January 26, 2019, Steward made his senior breakout as a replacement in a 47-20 loss to Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens in the Premiership Rugby Cup. After two weeks he was back playing for Leicester’s under-18 side as they won a 2nd successive league title. He was a late call-up to the bench on March 8, 2019, to make his Premiership Rugby debut as a replacement in a 32-5 loss to Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Steward’s first appearance at Welford Road was against Exeter Chiefs in a Premiership Rugby Cup on September 27, 2019. He then scored his first try for Leicester in a 2019-20 European Rugby Challenge Cup over Calvisano.

Freddie was then highlighted among the potential breakout players in the 2019-20 Premiership Rugby season by Rugbypass. He was then named to England under 20 team for the 2020 Six Nations Championship on January 3, 2020. On July 4, 2021, Steward made his full England debut when he began as a full-back against the United States at Twickenham. Steward then scored his first England try after taking a pass from Marcus Smith on November 13, 2021. He rounded full-back Kurtley Beale for a first-half score as England defeated Australia 32-15.


Freddie was then named as the Rugby Players’ Association Player’s Young player of the year and England men’s player of the season in May 2022. He was also named in their inaugural under-23 team of the season. Steward began the 2022 Premiership Rugby final as the Tigers defeated Saracens 15-12.

He was picked for the 2022 England rugby union tour of Australia, beginning at full-back in all three tests as England won the series 2-1. On Steward’s first match for Leicester of the 2022-23 Premiership Rugby season, he scored a hat-trick in the 250th East Midlands derby as Leicester defeated Northampton 41-21. He then extended his deal at Leicester on September 28, 2022. On November 21, 2022, he was named in World Rugby’s team of the year as the best fullback. Freddie sometimes kicks penalties from long range.

Freddie Steward Age

Freddie Nicholas Overbury Steward is currently aged 22 years having been born on December 5, 2000, in East Dereham, Norfolk, England. He shares his birthday with famous people including Jules LeBlanc, Lexi Hensler, Paula Patton, Conan Gray, Ava Kolker, Lauren London, Anthony Martial, Amy Acker, and many more.

Freddie Steward Family

Freddie Nicholas Overbury Steward was born in East Dereham, Norfolk to his parents, Jane Steward and Ben Steward. He is also the grandson of Gabriel Bliss, who has supported him very much in his career together with his parents.

Freddie Steward Siblings

Steward was born as the second son to his parents in a family of three children. He has one older brother named Harry Steward, and a younger brother named Guy Steward. Harry is four years older and played rugby at Swaffham RFC.

Freddie Steward Education

Steward attended Norwich School for his high school education, where he played rugby as a fullback. He then joined Loughborough University, where he received his college education.

Freddie Steward Partner

Steward is currently in a relationship with his girlfriend and lover Hollie Shearer. She is the daughter of legendary England and Newcastle forward Alan Shearer. He has tried to keep his dating life away from the limelight and has not shared any information about their relationship.

Freddie Steward Children

Steward is currently dating and has not been linked to any longtime relationships or marriage and does not have any children of his own to date.

Freddie Steward Height

Steward has a muscular, athletic, and well-built body with a height of 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) and weighs around 107 kg (236 lbs).

Freddie Steward’s Net Worth

English professional rugby union player Steward has been active from 2019 to the present as a pro. He has garnered an estimated net worth of approximately $1 million- $5 million as of 2023.

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