- 24 Age
- 93kg Weight
- 186cm Height
Nine tries, a Wallabies call-up and now garnering comparisons to great players of old; Tom Banks became a star in 2018. You would think, given the meteoric rise of the young full-back, that last season was a walk in the park.
It started well for Banks, scoring a try away to the Sunwolves, but 2018 was not without its struggles for Banksy. At times left out of the starting XV, Banks was forced to improve and work on his game. Left in that sink or swim situation, Banks blossomed, and his finish to the season was breathtaking.
If you were to pick a moment, his solo effort against the Bulls stands out, but Banks was consistently brilliant in the latter half of the campaign, constantly threatening the opposition and earning a maiden Wallabies cap against the All Blacks in Auckland. 2019 will be a chance for Banks to kick on. If he does, don’t be surprised if he finds himself sitting at the top table of talent in Super Rugby.