Nick Cummins, is a crowd favourite ‘Honey Badger’ and has become a mainstay of the Western Force backline. After debuting in 2008, the Honey Badger surpassed 50 Super Rugby caps in 2013 to take his tally to 59 matches for the WA side. Bringing speed and the ability to break through the line, he will be looking to see more of the ball in 2014 after a knee injury restricted him to just six games in 2013. Cummins added a further six caps to his Wallabies experience, notching two caps in the 2013 Rugby Championship before missing the remainder of the tour with a hand injury. He returned for the Spring Tour, starting in four matches including a man-of-the-match performance, scoring two tries in the Wallabies 50-20 win over Italy. Cummins has re-signed with the club for a further two years.
Represents Queensland at the National Schoolboys Championships in Canberra.
Selected for the Australian squad for the Trans-Tasman touch series against New Zealand but withdraws to play Colts with Randwick; member of the Randwick Colts side that defeats Eastwood 14-10 in the grand final.
Completes the IRB World Sevens Series as Australia’s top try scorer; signs a two-year deal with the Western Force; starting winger for the Perth Spirit in the Australian Rugby Championship, that falls to the Central Coast Rays, 27-19, in the semi-final.
Makes his Super Rugby debut in the starting XV against the Sharks in Durban in Week One; plays nine matches – starting on the wing in six of them; suffers a season-ending broken ankle in the 22-21 win over the Chiefs in Week 12.
Plays six matches during the season; scores his first Super Rugby try when he crosses for two against the Hurricanes in Week Nine; misses the final five matches of the season with a leg injury sustained against the Hurricanes; starts off the bench for Randwick in their 24-19 loss to Sydney University in the Shute Shield grand final; selected for the train-on squad for the Wallabies’ Spring Tour but breaks his ankle in training prior to final selection.
Misses first two matches due to his ankle injury; misses two matches during the season through suspension for a dangerous tackle on Bulls flyhalf Jacques-Louis Potgieter; plays nine matches, crossing for two tries; plays both matches for the Australian Barbarians against England in Perth (28-all) and Gosford (lost 15-9); selected for the Wallabies’ 28-man touring squad to South Africa for the Tri Nations; wins a silver medal for Rugby Sevens at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, losing to New Zealand, 24-17, in the final.
Plays all but one match for the Western Force, crossing for tries against the Blues and Lions; starts at fullback in both matches of the Western Force’s two-match Samoan tour.
Plays 14 matches for the Western Force, missing matches against the Waratahs and Rebels with a calf injury; crosses for three tries, including a double against the Brumbies in Week 14; is awarded Members MVP Award; is selected for the Wallabies’ train-on squad for the inaugural Rugby Championship; scores a try and starts at outside centre for Southern Districts in their 15-14 Shute Shield grand final loss to Sydney University; makes his Test debut on the wing in the Wallabies’ 25-19 win over Argentina in Rosario; holds down his starting position for the 18-all draw with New Zealand in Brisbane; starts all four matches on the Wallabies’ Spring Tour, crossing for tries against England and Italy.
Injury restricts Cummins to six matches in the starting XV; selected for the Wallabies’ Rugby Championship squad, playing two games before sustaining a hand injury; selected for the Spring Tour and earns man-of-the-match with two tries in the 50-20 victory over Italy; re-commits to the Western Force until 2015.