Max Deegan shortlised to become the World Rugby Under-20 Championship Player of the Tournament

The Irish number-eight is one of five players on the list

Max Deegan shortlised to become the World Rugby Under-20 Championship Player of the Tournament

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Ireland's Max Deegan is one of five nominees for the World Rugby Under-20 Championship Player of the Tournament. 

Deegan, along with his team mates are preparing for this weekend's final against England in Manchester. It is the first time Ireland have reached the final.

The 19-year-old has played in all four of Ireland's games on the way to the final, starting three of them. He scored crucial tries in the Pool victory over New Zealand and the semi-final win over Argentina.

Japan's Ataata Moeakiola, England's Harry Mallinder, New Zealand's Shaun Stevenson and South Africa's Curwin Bosch join the Blackrock native on the shortlist. 

The winner will be announced after this weekend's final on Saturday evening. You can vote for Deegan on World Rugby's Facebook page.