Tom Banks is an exciting, dynamic fullback, in the mould of Queensland great Chris Latham. Born and bred in Brisbane, Banks made the move to the Brumbies in 2017, a decision that paid immediate dividends. Injury denied the Brisbane Boys' College graduate an opportunity with the Australian U20s in the 2014 World Rugby U20s Championship. Banks made his debut for the Reds in 2015, despite not being a part of their main squad, and added to that almost a year later. His sensational form in Brisbane’s Premier Grade and in the National Rugby Championship with Queensland Country caught the Brumbies' eyes and at the end of 2016, he was off to Canberra.. By the end of his first season in Canberra, he had established himself as a regular Brumbies starter and had been called into Wallabies camp.
Banks won his first Test cap off the bench when he replaced Bernard Foley in a 40-12 defeat to New Zealand in Auckland. Matt To’omua moved to fly half in cover for Foley, Kurtley Beale shifted to inside centre and Banks took Beale’s place at fullback. He picked up a further two caps, both as a replacement, against South Africa in Brisbane and in the third Bledisloe Test in Yokohama.