Steve James
Birth nameStephen Leslie Keith James
Date of birth (1960-07-23) 23 July 1960 (age 63)
Place of birthDarlinghurst, New South Wales
Rugby league career
Coaching career
Years Team
Carlingford Cougars
Balmain Tigers
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1983-1989 New South Wales ()
International career
Years Team Apps (Points)
1987-1989 Australia 41 (16)

Stephen Leslie Keith James (born 23 July 1960 in Darlinghurst, New South Wales) is a former Australian rugby union player and currently, rugby league coach. He played as a fly-half.


Between 1983 and 1989, James was part of the New South Wales representative team,[1] for which he played 10 times. James debuted for the Wallabies immediately before the 1987 Rugby World Cup against Korea, and then, during the tournament, he disputed only the match against England in the pool stage; later, he disputed the Bledisloe Cup in 1987 and in 1988, his last cap. After his retirement, James moved to a coaching career: from 2004 to 2006, he coached Carlingford Cougars, a rugby league team from Balmain in New South Wales,[2] and was part of Balmain Tigers' coaching staff.