|Full name||William George Deacon|
|Born||22 February 1944 1943/1944|
Thames, New Zealand
|Died|| (aged 75)|
Wagga WaggaNew South Wales, Australia
|Position||Second-row, Loose forward|
Deacon played for the Ngaruawahia Panthers in the Waikato Rugby League competition and represented Waikato. He was first selected for the New Zealand national rugby league team in 1965. That year he was also named the New Zealand Rugby League player of the year.
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- Sky Rugby League Annual '98 New Zealand Rugby League, 1998
- DEACON, William George - 1965 - 71[permanent dead link] nzleague.co.nz
- "The passing of Bill Deacon". New Zealand Rugby League. Retrieved 22 June 2019.
- "William George (Bill) Deacon". New Zealand Herald. 21 June 2019. Retrieved 22 June 2019.