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*image courtesy of Chris Sullivan - Seen in Dunedin

Player Details

Position First five-eighth
Born 19/09/1989 
Height 1.91m
Weight 94kg
Club Waimea OB
Province Tasman
Provincial Caps 29
Provincial Points 458 (9t, 88c, 78p, 1d)
Provincial Debut 2012 v Thames Valley (Buller)
Super Rugby Caps 22
Super Rugby Points 45 (2t 8p 2c 1dg)
Super Rugby Debut 2014 v Sharks (Hurricanes)


Marty Banks debuted for Buller in the Heartland championship in 2012; scoring a record 131 points for the province and was included in the Tasman team that won promotion from the ITM Championship the following year. A prolific goal-kicker, he was selected by the Hurricanes for the 2014 Super Rugby season and made five appearances for the Wellington-based team before heading south to join the Highlanders. In 2014, Banks was instrumental in helping Tasman to the provincial final whilst also picking up Player of the Year for his side. A hard-running flyhalf with an accurate boot, the 26-year-old was a welcome addition to the Highlanders, providing depth in a pivotal position. Banks earned the nickname "Money in the Banks" after successfully kicking a couple of clutch shots at goal that won the Highlanders the game in their 2015 championship winning season.

What is your first rugby memory?  My first rugby posts  
Best rugby moment to date?  Super rugby debut and playing for Tasman
Who is your favourite rugby player?  Christian Cullen
Best advice your mother gave you?  Respect your elders and use the dummy pass  
Favourite food?  Steak

If you weren't a rugby player what would you be doing? 

Screeches stunt double on Saved by the bell
Do you have a favourite quote?  "Keep it deep and keep it onnn" - Joey Wheeler
What does representing the Highlanders mean to you?  It means I get the chance to express myself as a person and as a rugby player. I also get to do my family proud for their support.
Twitter:  @banksmarty 
Instagram:  martybanks