Bill Deacon

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Bill Deacon
Personal information
Full name William George Deacon
Born New Zealand
Playing information
Position Second-row, Loose forward
Years Team Pld T G FG P
Ngaruawahia Panthers
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1965–1971 New Zealand 14 0 0 0 0
Source: RLP

Bill Deacon is a New Zealand former rugby league player who represented his country in the 1970 World Cup.

His uncle, Edwin Abbott, also played for the New Zealand Kiwis.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Deacon played for the Ngaruawahia Panthers in the Waikato Rugby League competition and represented Waikato.[2] He was first selected for the New Zealand Kiwis in 1965. That year he was also named the New Zealand Rugby League player of the year.[3]

Deacon was included in the Kiwis squad for the 1970 World Cup and played his last test match for his country in 1971. He finished his career having played in fourteen tests for New Zealand.[4]


  1. ^ Edwin Frederick ABBOTT, Edwin Frederick (1930, 1932)
  2. ^ In Touch, October 2011
  3. ^ Sky Rugby League Annual '98 New Zealand Rugby League, 1998
  4. ^ DEACON, William George - 1965 - 71