Ross Deacon

Deacon was born in San Francisco, but moved to Ireland at a young age. Growing up, he always wanted to be an engineer. However, his rugby talent was undeniable. He starred for Kilkenny College, before going on to feature with All Ireland League team Lansdowne Football Club. Deacon won AIL medals at both the U20 and Senior level with the club. Mike Ruddock, who coached Wales to a Grand Slam in the 2005 6 Nations Tournament, was his head coach while at the club. He has also represented the Leinster U20 team, as well as the Leinster sub academy.

Deacon’s impressive rugby resume caught the eye of US National team selectors, and in 2013, he appeared for the USA U20 team in the Junior World Rugby Championship. Deacon faced England, South Africa, and France in the tournament.

Deacon has been playing with New York Athletic Club since 2016. His strong performances in the Atlantic Rugby Premiership earned him a spot on the 2018 RUNY roster for the exhibition season. He started all three matches, and parlayed it into a Major League Rugby contract with Austin Elite for the 2018 season.

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Position Flanker
Height 6'2"
Weight 240
Hometown Bunclody, Co Wexford, Ireland