The Honeybadger is back…
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Nick Cummins will be eligible for Australia’s World Cup squad after being granted a release from Japanese side Coca-Cola Red Sparks.
The popular winger, who only joined the Sparks in July, will rejoin the Western Force for the 2015 Super Rugby season.
Cummins will play with the Force from February to June before return to to Japan for the 2015-16 Japanese Top League season, which begins in August.
The 27-year-old, affectionately known as the ‘Honeybadger’, says he is looking forward to the move back to Australia.
“In November I was given an opportunity to play for the Barbarians,” he said. “Walking off the field after the match at Twickenham was a surreal experience, knowing I had just played against my country. It definitely lit a fire within and had me thinking about what could have been.
“But I heard a bloke say at the end of the Super Rugby season that he hadn’t heard no fat lady sing.
“I’m stoked to be back on the burst and returning to Australian rugby in 2015.
“Thanks to the Western Force and more importantly the Coca-Cola Red Sparks in Japan for making my return back to Australia possible.
“Gonna be a huge year. Can’t wait to get amongst it!”
Cummins has played 15 Tests for Australia, scoring a total of 30 points.