Rugby Union 3 years ago

Profile: Nick Cummins

  • Profile: Nick Cummins

Whether he's trying to "bag a bit of meat" or "busier than a one armed brick layer in Baghdad" Nick Cummins is sure to provide quality laughs whenever he is on the camera after the game. He is certainly noted for his off-field antics, but on the field he is definitely something else.

It seems to me some people forget that Nick Cummins is one of the most dangerous wingers in Super Rugby. He is a physical presence, standing at 189cm and weighing 99kg. He has a flankers build with a wingers speed and will absolutely crush the first man who tries to tackle him. 

The badger isn't short of international experience. He was Australia's top try scorer in the IRB World Sevens Series (this later earned him his Western Force contract). Cummins was then named in the 2009 Wallabies squad but a previously sustained injury prevented him from competing in the tour. In 2010 he was named in the Australian Barbarians squad where he played two matches against England and was also named in the tri-nations side. He then played in Australia's Commonwealth games side winning a silver medal.

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It was 2012 when Cummins was selected in the Wallabies squad for the 2012-2013 and started in every match he played. He put up five tries in the twelve test matches he played (as per ESPN scrum.com). Whilst that doesn't seem like a lot it's the grit, determination and courage he brings to every team he plays for that makes him who he is. 

Cummins will be providing the Wallabies squad with some valuable starting minutes for this years series against France that will be played in Australia. He has broken out this season with the Western Force scoring in most games, with his most noticeable performance being a hat-trick against the Waratahs and their Wallaby filled back-line. 

Look for Cummins this international series waiting patiently on the wing for his opportunity to pounce and "take any meat that's on offer, mate."

Here is a video of the Badgers best on camera antics, followed by a video of his most impressive plays. 

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