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Honey Badger breaks Aussie drought

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Toby Flood can only watch as Nick Cummins goes over to score his first try for the Wallabies. Click for more photos

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Australia bounced back from last weekend's humiliating 33-6 loss to France with a brave win at Twickenham. Photo: Getty Images

Nick Cummins' first Test try was also one of the most important for Australian rugby in a while but the for lion-hearted winger, he was just happy to "get some meat".

Cummins produced a rock solid performance on the right wing in just his fourth Test as Australia held out England 20-14 in front of more than 81,000 fans at Twickenham.

In the 35th minute, Cummins steamed onto a pass from halfback Nick Phipps near the England 20 metres and the Western Force winger known as the Honey Badger did the rest.

"It was great to get a bit of meat," ... Nick Cummins.

"It was great to get a bit of meat," ... Nick Cummins. Photo: Getty Images

He rocketed past lock Tom Palmer then crashed over centre Brad Barritt to score Australia's only try of the match.

It was Australia's first try in three Tests and Cummins' first in his fourth outing for the Wallabies.

"It was great to get a bit of meat," said Cummins hitting English journalists with some Aussie rhyming slang.

"Credit to Phippo who gave me a good ball."

The 25-year-old said he sets out to make the most of every opportunity that comes his way playing for the Wallabies.

"I thought you're not in this jersey very long and only the lucky ones wear it, so my thinking is when I get an chance I'm going to take it."

"Tonight I had an opportunity for a bit of meat and I took it."

Cummins also did a fantastic job defensively, as England put Australia under enormous pressure on the edges in the second half.

"There was a bit of traffic my way but I really wanted to make a statement defensively today and I'm pleased with what I did," he said.

"There's a big thing in this squad about not letting your mates down and we were calm and composed today.

"They had overlaps today a couple of times but you've just got to cool your jets because you know the inside boys are coming to help out and they did all night."

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