Brett Deacon

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Brett Deacon
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Full name Brett Deacon
Date of birth (1982-03-07) 7 March 1982 (age 35)
Place of birth Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Height 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight 110 kg (17 st 5 lb) [1]
School South Wigston High, Guthlaxton College
Notable relative(s) Louis Deacon
Rugby union career
Position(s) Flanker
Youth Career
  Wigston RFC
Syston RFC
Leicester Tigers Academy
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Leicester Tigers
Leicester Tigers

Brett Deacon (born 7 March 1982 in Leicester, England) is a retired rugby union player who notably played for Leicester Tigers in the Premiership. He played as a blindside flanker or No. 8. He is the younger brother of Leicester and England international Louis Deacon.

He left Leicester Tigers at the end of the 2009–10 season after seven seasons, to play for Gloucester.[2] In 2012, after being released from Gloucester Rugby[3] he re-joined Leicester Tigers.[4]

On 19 December 2013, Deacon was forced to retire due to a diagnosis of lupus, an autoimmune disease which in his case led to potentially life-threatening blood clots; he was immediately placed on blood thinners.[5] However, he remained with Leicester Tigers to take a coaching role with their academy.[6]


  1. ^ "Aviva Premiership Rugby - Gloucester Rugby". web page. Premier Rugby. Archived from the original on 16 June 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  2. ^ "Brett Deacon to leave Leicester Tigers". Leicester Mercury site. 2010-01-23. Retrieved 2010-01-25. 
  3. ^ "Mike Tindall heads Gloucester departure list". Retrieved 2012-07-19. 
  4. ^ "Brett Deacon and Pat Phibbs join Leicester Tigers". Retrieved 2012-07-27. 
  5. ^ "Brett Deacon: 'I'm lucky to be alive'". ESPN Scrum. 19 December 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Leicester Tigers flanker Brett Deacon force to retire". BBC Sport. 19 December 2013. 

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