DATE of Birth30/7/1996
St Helens born Deon is another product of the Blackbrook club from where he joined the St Helens Scholarship programme before returning to his amateur club following his Saints’ release in 2013. A successful trial with Rochdale saw a promising return to the professional ranks in 2018 followed by a season with Barrow in 2019. Deon cites the support of his family as the biggest influence on his fledgling career while naming playing regularly in the Championship as his career highlight. Having joined the Vikings the ambition of the former England Lions U18 representative is to become a full-time professional and play in Super League. He will combine his rugby with his role as a Sports Tutor in the Alternative Education Sector while his main pastime is keeping fit.