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Sporting Person: MARJORIBANKS, ROBERT B., Rugby League
Bob Banks
Type Sporting Person
Person Details MARJORIBANKS, ROBERT B.
Sport Details Rugby League
Member of the Sporting Hall of Fame Yes
Biography Bobby Banks attended Hamilton Primary and Central High School where he represented in rubgy league. Banks began his football with Central Newcastle Juniors from 1945 to 1947. Played his first senior game with Central Newcastle at the age of 17 as full back in 1947, centre in 1948 and finally in 1949 as five-eighth.
In 1950 Banks accepted an offer to play with Eastern Suburbs, Sydney in the 1950-51 season playing 27 games and scoring 7 tries; the following season he played for Charters Towers. In 1952 he transferred to Toowoomba playing three seasons, before transferring to Waratah-Mayfield in 1955. Banks continued to move from club to club playing for North Rockhampton in 1956, Newtown in 1958, Cunnamulla in 1959 and 1960, Cairns in 1961 and 1962 and Tully in 1963.
During Banks' rugby league career he represented Australia in 33 games, Queensland from 1952 to 1954, 1956 to 1957, 1959 to 1960 as captain and again in 1962. In 1959 he was also the winner of the J.C Stephenson Memorial Trophy.
Banks toured with the Kangaroos to England in 1953, made a World Cup Tour to England and France and later America in 1954; and was a Kangaroo tourist to England and France in 1956. Between 1953 and 1962 he made 13 test appearances for Australia and was appointed vice-captain for tests against England and France.
Bobby Banks attended Hamilton Primary and Central High School where he represented in rubgy league. Banks began his football with Central Newcastle Juniors from 1945 to 1947. Played his first senior game with Central Newcastle at the age of 17 as full back in 1947, centre in 1948 and finally in 1949 as five-eighth.
In 1950 Banks accepted an offer to play with Eastern Suburbs, Sydney in the 1950-51 season playing 27 games and scoring 7 tries; the following season he played for Charters Towers. In 1952 he transferred to Toowoomba playing three seasons, before transferring to Waratah-Mayfield in 1955. Banks continued to move from club to club playing for North Rockhampton in 1956, Newtown in 1958, Cunnamulla in 1959 and 1960, Cairns in 1961 and 1962 and Tully in 1963.
During Banks' rugby league career he represented Australia in 33 games, Queensland from 1952 to 1954, 1956 to 1957, 1959 to 1960 as captain and again in 1962. In 1959 he was also the winner of the J.C Stephenson Memorial Trophy.
Banks toured with the Kangaroos to England in 1953, made a World Cup Tour to England and France and later America in 1954; and was a Kangaroo tourist to England and France in 1956. Between 1953 and 1962 he made 13 test appearances for Australia and was appointed vice-captain for tests against England and France.
Achievements STATE:
1952 - Queensland Representative
1953 - Queensland Representative
1954 - Queensland Representative
1956 - Queensland Representative
1957 - Queensland Representative
1959 - Queensland Representative (Captain)
1960 - Queensland Representative (Captain)
1962 - Queensland Representative
INTERNATIONAL:
1954 - Australia V's Lions Touring Team
1960 - Australia V's French Touring Team
1962 - Australia V's Lions Touring Team
1953 - Australian Tour of New Zealand
1954 - World Cup Squad Series (England & France)
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