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Nick Cummins quits Australian rugby for Japan

Georgina Robinson Australian rugby has been dealt another blow with Wallabies winger and cult figure Nick Cummins set to play in Japan next year.

Why Nick Cummins is the Honey Badger

More meat: Nick Cummins dives over for a meat pie (try) against the Melbourne Rebels.

Tom Decent He's become an Australian cult figure in the space of few a months with his Aussie slang and happy-go-Larry attitude to his football, but news this morning that the he'll be swapping the steaks of...

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Western Force's Nick Cummins puts family first in move to Japan

Departing: Nick Cummins, known as the Honey Badger, has signed with Japanese club Coca-Cola West Red Sparks.

Georgina Robinson Like a rat up a drain pipe, the Honey Badger was gone.

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ACT Brumbies' Joesph Tomane backs Henry Speight to take down Western Force's Honey Badger Nick Cummins

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David Polkinghorne Cobras can't stop a honey badger, but ACT Brumbies winger Joe Tomane thinks his Fro Bro can.

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We must match Les Bleus from the start, says Nick Cummins

Honey Badger predicts the weather: Nick Cummins says a storm is brewing.

Rupert Guinness The Wallabies are bracing for "storm" conditions when they play France in the second Test at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne on Saturday.

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Henry Speight keen to challenge Nick Cummins for Wallabies spot

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

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Nick Cummins hat-trick leads Force to win over Waratahs

Tough night: WIll Skelton and the Waratahs were no match for the Force.

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.

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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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Nick Cummins says real test still to come for Wallabies

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

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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.

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Brumbies winger Henry Speight included in Wallabies squad

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Chris Dutton ACT Brumbies winger Henry Speight has been included in the Wallabies squad for the Rugby Championships, despite the Fijian-born winger not being available for selection until September 11.

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Rugby union, the NSW Waratahs and the Wallabies are back - or at least headed in the right direction

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Andrew Webster Rugby. Union. Is. Back. With the Waratahs taking on the Brumbies on Saturday night, with a place in the Super Rugby final on the line, with a Tahs record crowd of more than 40,000 at Allianz Stadium...

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Waratahs coach Michael Cheika in line for extended contract

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Georgina Robinson It may be true that success has many fathers but there will be no paternity tests required if the Waratahs go all the way this season.

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Former Brumbies halves out to clinch Western Force finals spot

Ian Prior will be out to haunt his former side on Friday night.

Two former Brumbies will spearhead the Western Force's bid to make the finals for the first time in the Perth-based club's history.

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Brumbies v Western Force

Raring to go: Matt Hodgson.

GIO Stadium, Canberra, Friday 7.40pm (AEST)

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What we learned: ACT Brumbies v Western Force

Henry Speight  on the fly.

David Polkinghorne All the talking points from the clash between the ACT Brumbies and the Western Force.

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ARU boss Bill Pulver 'not unhappy' about losing stars

Looking ahead: Kurtley Beale.

Georgina Robinson Australian Rugby Union boss Bill Pulver says he is "not dissatisfied" with the departures of several high-profile players this year.

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ARU right to stand firm on Test eligibility, says departing Waratahs star Kane Douglas

Edging towards the exit: Kane Douglas.

Georgina Robinson Waratahs second-rower Kane Douglas has backed the ARU's tough stance on Test eligibility as he and good friend Nick Cummins prepare to leave Australia before next year's World Cup.

Player drain has Wallabies on the hop

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Ian Ransom The Wallabies' emphatic 3-0 series win over France last month might convey the impression that all is rosy in rugby Down Under but the game's power-brokers fear a quickening player drain could bring...

Honey Badger in doubt for Force clash

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Justin Chadwick Star Western Force centre Kyle Godwin faces a battle to play again this Super Rugby season, while Wallabies winger Nick Cummins is in doubt for Saturday night's crunch clash with the Blues due to a...