‘‘THE Honey Badger’’ is heading home in a huge boost for the Wallabies’ 2015 Rugby World Cup chances, with a deal all but finalised for him to return to the Western Force.

Final negotiations with his supportive Japanese club Coca-Cola West Red Sparks will likely deliver winger Nick Cummins this week as the ideal Christmas present for Australian rugby union.

To borrow the lingo of the wild-haired cult figure, he will once again be “going off like a bag of cats” in his pursuit of “meat pies” as a high-energy finisher.


Cummins has devoted five months to rugby in Japan since organising a release from his Force contract for compassionate reasons.

He has consistently talked up his desire to somehow find a way back to Australia in time for the World Cup and appears to have pulled it off.

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