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David Waite
Andy Farrell
Paul Anderson
Lee Briers
Gary Connolly
Paul Deacon
Stuart Fielden
Mike Forshaw
David Hodgson
Richard Horne
Paul Johnson
Chris Joynt
Paul King
Barrie McDermott
Adrian Morley
Terry Newton
Terry O'Connor
Jamie Peacock
Leon Pryce
Kris Radlinski
Paul Sculthorpe
Keith Senior
Kevin Sinfield
Paul Wellens
Michael Withers
Paul Deacon

Age: 22
Height: 170cm
Weight: 83kg
Position: Scrum half/stand off
Club: Bradford Bulls

Paul Deacon
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Strangely, Deacon has made more of an impact on the international stage than he has at his club.

The scrum half has had to play second fiddle to the Paul brothers at Bradford but has already been made Englandís vice-captain and proved his worth in last yearís World Cup when he belied his age and organised the backs to great effect.

He made only 11 starts for the Bulls this season. However, following Henry Paulís departure to union, he will be confident of more action next year and a good showing at the highest level will do his cause no harm.

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