Nick Cummins

Rugby

Nick Cummins hat-trick leads Force to win over Waratahs

Georgina Robinson A Nick Cummins hat-trick produced the upset win of the Australian conference, a determined Force stunning the Waratahs 28-16 on Saturday night.

Union

Henry Speight keen to challenge Nick Cummins for Wallabies spot

Henry Speight

Chris Dutton Western Force winger Nick Cummins is known as the honey badger, but Brumbies flyer Henry Speight just wants to be a Wallaby.

Rugby

Nick Cummins says real test still to come for Wallabies

Nick Cummins

Georgina Robinson Wallabies winger Nick Cummins was refusing to let his two-try, man-of-the-match performance against Italy go to his – or the team's – head on Sunday.

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Rugby

Adam Ashley-Cooper and Nick Cummins set to return for Wallabies

Nick Cummins.

Jim Morton Banished three-quarters Adam Ashley-Cooper and Nick Cummins appear set to return to the Wallabies' starting side for their pivotal tour-ending Test against Wales next weekend.

Nick Cummins signs new deal with Western Force

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Wallabies winger Nick Cummins is looking forward to helping the Western Force rebuild next Super Rugby season after signing a new deal.

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Rebels v Force

AAMI Park, Melbourne, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

Rugby

Western Force set to shut the door on James O'Connor and Reds now his only hope

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Georgina Robinson James O'Connor's move home to Australia is shrouded in uncertainty with the door to his old club the Western Force poised to swing shut in his face.

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Fairytale Force struck hard by injuries

Justin Chadwick Western Force winger Nick Cummins is confident the team's steely new attitude and willingness to work for each other will help them overcome a growing injury toll.

Rugby

Waratahs unsure of Israel Folau's inclusion after ARU intervention

Waratahs forward Michael Hooper looks perplexed after a Force try in Perth on Saturday night.

Georgina Robinson The Waratahs' preparations are in limbo for their crucial home clash with the Bulls this weekend because coach Michael Cheika says he has "no idea" if Israel Folau will be available.

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Western Force continue to surprise

The Western Force are the talk of the Australian conference after extending their record Super Rugby winning streak to five matches with a gritty victory over the NSW Waratahs.

Rugby

NSW win everywhere except on the scoreboard

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Stephen Samuelson Despite dominating the game, NSW came up short without the finishing prowess of Folau.

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The Breakdown

Waratahs coach Michael Cheika could benefit from pressure-cooker conditions

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Georgina Robinson If the misconduct case against Waratahs coach Michael Cheika does not have the same outcome as Football Federation Australia's case against Brendon Santalab this could turn into a major headache for...

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Rugby

Israel Folau and Cam Crawford combine for Waratahs' Super Rugby game against Western Force

Back in business: Israel Folau.

Georgina Robinson Perth: The return of Israel Folau and Cam Crawford to the Waratahs' starting line-up for their clash with the Force reunites one of last year's most consistent and productive partnerships.

PREVIEWS

Force v Waratahs

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nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 7.40pm (AEST)

Western Force v Waratahs

Dave Dennis sits in the sin bin in Durban last month.

Live scores and stats as the Western Force host the NSW Waratahs.

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Reds v Force

Reds centre Mike Harris.

Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Saturday 7.40pm (AEDT)

Rugby

NSW Waratahs have honesty and flexibility on their side in Super Rugby title fight

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Stephen Samuelson If the Waratahs showed against the Sharks last week the reasons why they cannot win the Super Rugby title, then against the Stormers they displayed why there is still hope.

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Force v Chiefs

nib Stadium, Perth, Saturday 10pm (AEDT)

Rugby

Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie spoilt for choice with back line

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Matthew Burke The electrifying performances in the first few weeks of Super Rugby and the competition for spots means the coach will have his hands full in naming positions.

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Honey Badger's best post-match interview

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The Honey Badger has struck again.