ZONE 6: Rugby star Maggie Banks carries family legacy to BC Games

ZONE 6: Rugby star Maggie Banks carries family legacy to BC Games

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Even though both of her parents not only played for, but captained national rugby teams, Maggie Banks insists she found the sport on her own.

“I grew up playing every other sport around,” Banks said on Friday afternoon, shortly after her Vancouver Island-Central Coast team defeated Kootenays in a girls rugby sevens match at the 2018 BC Summer Games. “There were always rugby balls around, but there was never any pressure from my parents. I found it myself, with a little encouragement.”

Banks’s dad, Ryan, played in the back row for Canada at the 1999 and 2003 Rugby World Cups. And her mom, Heather Wilson, represented Canada in the 1994 and 1998 Rugby World…



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