Brumbies lock in Banks

Super Rugby
by Staff Writer

The Brumbies have moved to fill a void in their outside backs, locking in emerging fullback Tom Banks.

Banks played two matches for the Queensland Reds in Super Rugby in the past two seasons, showing promise in his outings.

Brumbies coach Stephen Larkham said the 22-year-old will bring plenty of potential to Canberra.

“We are delighted to sign a player of the quality of Tom for the 2017 Super Rugby season,” he said..

“Tom has the ideal attributes we look for in a Brumbies player. He is young, strong in defence and attack and hungry to make his mark at the Super Rugby level.

Tom Banks played for Queensland Country in the NRC. Photo: Getty Images“I am sure that the Brumbies fans will enjoy following Tom’s development with interest. He joins a number of players who are ready to impress in 2017.”

Banks said he was looking forward to the chance to link up with the Brumbies.

“I am excited by the prospect of teaming up with the Brumbies for the 2017 Super Rugby season,” Banks said.

“They are a quality team with a knowledgeable coaching staff and are the perfect fit for me at this stage of my career. The Brumbies have a really good playing style and I have heard that they have a great bunch of boys.

“The Club is renowned for developing players and I am looking forward to working with Stephen [Larkham] and his coaching staff and what they can teach me.

“There are a number of established players in the Brumbies ranks, and I have a lot to prove in pre-season, but I am looking forward to the challenge and ready to put my best foot forward and see what I can achieve.”

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