Max Deegan

Max Deegan (born 1 October 1996) is an Irish rugby union player for Pro14 and European Rugby Champions Cup side Leinster. He plays primarily as a number 8, though can also play at flanker.

Max Deegan
Date of birth (1996-10-01) 1 October 1996 (age 24)
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight108 kg (17.0 st; 238 lb)
SchoolSt Michael's College
UniversityUniversity College Dublin
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number 8, Flanker
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Lansdowne ()
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2016– Leinster 64 (90)
Correct as of 29 August 2020
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
Ireland U20
Correct as of 8 February 2020


Deegan was promoted to Leinster's senior squad ahead of the 2017–18 season, having made three appearances for the province during the previous season.[1]


Deegan was named Player of the Tournament for his part in helping Ireland Under-20s reach their first ever final during the 2016 World Rugby Under 20 Championship.[2] Deegan received his first call up to the senior Ireland squad on 15 January 2020 for the 2020 Six Nations Championship and got his first senior cap against Wales on the 8 February 2020.[3]


  1. ^ "Max Deegan awarded senior contract as Leinster recruit five Ireland U20s to academy". The42. 27 June 2017. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Ireland's Max Deegan named World U20s Best Player after tournament to remember". SportsJoe. 25 June 2016. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Six Nations: Johnny Sexton to captain Ireland as Andy Farrell's reign begins". BBC Sport. 15 January 2020. Retrieved 20 January 2020.

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