Gene Fairbanks (born 8 August 1982 in Goondiwindi, Australia) is a retired professional Australian rugby union footballer. He played for the Reds, Brumbies, and Force in the Super Rugby competition as well as for Kintetsu Liners in Japan. A devastating defender his usual positions were inside centre or fly-half.
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. He made his Super 12 debut for the Queensland Reds in 2003 in a match against the Chiefs in Hamilton. Later that year he was selected in the Australian Under 21s team. His 2004 season for the Reds was troubled by a foot injury he sustained in the pre-season.
Fairbanks signed with the Brumbies for the 2005 season, 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. He played in eleven of the Brumbies' matches of the 2006 Super 14 season, and was subsequently included in the 2006 Wallabies squad.
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