Sad news for rugby fans/people keen on the grand tradition of Australian slang, with our favourite larrikin Nick “The Honey Badger” Cummins playing his final game for the Western Force before he jets off to continue his career on a lucrative contract in Japan. The move means our favourite fair dinkum, dyed-in-the-wool, true blue, you beaut Aussie legend won’t be competing for the Wallabies in next year’s Rugby World Cup either, which is a damned shame.
But in true Badge fashion, his last dig in Australia for the time being went the only way he knows how – hard at it, up the guts, straight into ’em. The Force snatched a much needed win, with the Badge himself grabbing a bit of meat in his final game.
Typically, the post-match interview – in which he said goodbye to the Force fans – was everything you could ever want from a Honey Badger speech.
Cheers, Badge. Good luck in the Land of the Rising Sun.
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