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'The fat lady hasn't sung yet' - Honey Badger waves goodbye... for now

Nick Cummins opted for a lucrative move to Japan to support a large family that includes two siblings with cystic fibrosis.

Nick Cummins was away for his try 'quicker than a bride's nighties'.
Nick Cummins was away for his try 'quicker than a bride's nighties'.
Image: Western Force

NICK CUMMINS SIGNED off with Western Force with a try and an assist before assuring Blues supporters they had not seen the last of him yet.

The Australian winger will move to Japan next season to play with Coca-Cola West Red Sparks. The Wallabies winger cited ‘family reasons’ for making the move, which should rule him out of Australia’s World Cup plans next year.

From an interview in The Australian with Cummins’ father, Mark, a story of a high-earning son seeking to support his large family in the best way possible has emerged. Cummins Sr. is battling cancer and has a brother and sister with cystic fibrosis.

Marks Cummins commented, “He has always been a great help for the family and he felt that by going overseas it’s going to give him more time to find, not so much a cure, but something that will assist with the illnesses that we have.”

Cummins, his father explained, feels his family comes first and despite the fact that he will miss out on a World Cup and Australian caps for the next two years, at least, that he was ‘put on this Earth for a bigger purpose’.

Cummins, nicknamed ‘The Honey Badger’, gave one final, fantastic interview following his team’s win over Queensland Reds on Saturday.

Source: Western Force/YouTube

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