Celebrated Former Rugby Player and Keynote Speaker
Nick Cummins is a celebrated rugby union player who played 15 test matches with the Australian Wallabies. He was a member of the Australian Sevens for a season, won himself a Commonwealth Games silver medal and he played senior rugby with the Western Force and in Japan.
Nick’s charisma, his flamboyance and his never-say-die approach on the field earned himself the nick name of The Honey Badger, reflective of the animal known for its strength, ferocity and toughness.
Following a successful rugby career, Nick has become a much sought-after guest speaker. His colourful and humorous off-the-cuff anecdotes keep audiences of all ages and from all walks of life entertained. Nick tells his story which includes extensive travel, and no shortage of dare-devil challenges, among them bob-sledding and ice climbing in Canada.
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Nick was one of eight siblings, born at Port Macquarie and raised in Queensland by his father, Mark, Cummins. He joined the fledgling Super Rugby franchise Western Force in 2008 and his spirited performances and approach to the game soon had his personal fan base escalating in numbers.
His big break, at Wallabies level, came in 2012 when he made his Test debut against Argentina in Rosario. That was to become the first of 15 Test starting appearances for The Honey Badger, his farewell coming against France in Sydney in 2014. Following his last season with the Western Force in 2015, he was selected to play for the Australian Sevens in 2016.
Nick Cummins was famous for his post-match quotes and one-liners during his successful international rugby career, which went viral, generating a substantial following and audience via social media. Well regarded for his comical approach to life and delivery he has caught the attention of publishers, major brands and television executives in a very short period of time.
The author of two books, Nick tells of his happy-go-lucky approach to life in Tales of The Honey Badger and Adventures of The Honey Badger, the latter in conjunction with his dad, Mark.
Nick Cummins has been engaged for a campaign with the global brand The Iconic and he wrote, produced and starred in a project for National Geographic Channel