Gene Fairbanks

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Gene Fairbanks
Gene Fairbanks.jpg
Date of birth (1982-08-08) 8 August 1982 (age 34)
Place of birth Goondiwindi, QLD
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 8 12 in)
Weight 84 kg (13.2 st; 185 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Inside Centre
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2007
2009–10
2012–
Canberra Vikings
Honda Heat
Kintetsu Liners
[1]
2
7
26
(0)
(0)
(25)
Correct as of 19 January 2015
Super Rugby
Years Team Apps (Points)
2003–05
2005–09
2011–12
Reds
Brumbies
Western Force
[1]
1
37
9
(0)
(30)
(0)

Gene Fairbanks (born 8 August 1982 in Goondiwindi, Australia) is a professional Australian rugby union footballer. He currently plays in Japan for the Kintetsu Liners, and has previously played for the Reds, Brumbies, and Force in the Super Rugby competition. His usual position is inside centre or fly-half.

Career[edit]

Educated at Downlands College in Toowoomba, Fairbanks played his senior club rugby for Easts Tigers and was invited to join the Reds Rugby College in 1997.[2] He made his Super 12 debut for the Queensland Reds in 2003 in a match against the Chiefs in Hamilton.[2] Later that year he was selected in the Australian Under 21's team.[3] His 2004 season for the Reds' was troubled by a foot injury he sustained in the pre-season.[2]

Fairbanks signed with the Brumbies for the 2005 season,[3] scoring a try on debut against the Crusaders and he went on to earn eight caps for the season, starting in seven of those matches.[2] He played in eleven of the Brumbies' matches of the 2006 Super 14 season, and was subsequently included in the 2006 Wallabies squad.

After the 2009 Super 14 season, Fairbanks signed for the Japanese team Honda Heat for the 2009–10 Top League season, playing seven matches.[4][5]

He secured a two-year deal with the Western Force,[3] and played eight Super Rugby games in 2011, but was hindered by niggling injuries and did not play for the Force in 2012.[1][5]

Fairbanks returned to Japan for the 2012–13 Top League season, joining the Kintetsu Liners.[4]

Reference list[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Gene Fairbanks". itsrugby.co.uk. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Brumbies profile". brumbies.com.au. Archived from the original on 6 December 2006. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Sapienza, Joseph (24 June 2010). "Force adds versatile Fairbanks to backline". Sydney Morning Herald. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Rugby: Kintetsu adds Australian pair". japanball.com. 25 May 2011. Archived from the original on 1 February 2014. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Western Force Profile". rugbywa.com.au. Archived from the original on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2014. 

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