The former St Michael’s College schoolboy joined the Leinster Academy this year following an impressive U20 JWC campaign. The No.8 was rewarded for a series of outstanding performances that was reflected in two man of the match awards. He also scored three tries against New Zealand, Argentina and one in the final against England. Eventually being named the Player of the Tournament, Deegan won the award through a public vote on World Rugby's Facebook page.
With the strength in depth of the Leinster back-row, Deegan will have to grasp any opportunity that comes his way. He made his senior debut against the Dragons at the RDS in December, 2016.
In June 2017, Leinster announced that Deegan has been awarded with a senior contract for the 2017/18 season.
Ahead of the 2019/20 season he had 46 Leinster caps to his name
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