The Honey Badger has 'signed' with a new club, his first interview is box-office - Ruck

The Honey Badger has ‘signed’ with a new club, his first interview is box-office

Former Wallabies star Nick Cummins, known as the ‘Honey Badger’, unexpectedly showed up at a Melbourne Storm press conference.

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He was introduced as the club’s newest ‘signing’, but it seemed more like a publicity stunt. The CEO, Justin Rodsk of the rugby league club described it as a significant signing that had been’ planned for a while ‘a long time in the making’.

“A player that’s got great character, he’s proven himself on the big stage in rugby union. And for us as a club, we’re always looking to do things a little bit differently and look at opportunities to strengthen our squad and our list.

“Today’s that day and we’re pretty excited to be welcoming to the Melbourne Storm … the Honey Badger.”

Out stepped 36-year-old Cummins, decked out in his trademark headband and Storm training gear, in front of reporters.

‘The opportunity came around, I was like a bull in a china shop, just wanted to go up the guts and into it, throw yourself in and give it everything you can,’ said Nick in the typical Honey Badger way.

‘You’ve got a couple of young blokes I want to show that I can still deliver the goods and push,’ Cummins said.

‘I know I can add something to the boys with a bit of experience and a bit of passion.’

‘It’s a tight group, it’s tight for spots but I’ll do what I can for everyone.

‘The boys, how tight they are together, it’s going to be hard to crack that but I know I can. It’s as tight as a fat lady’s sock.

‘If I can get in there and add what I can, I will.’

Best Nick Cummins quotes:

Best Honey Badger quotes. Australian rugby player Nick Cummins is known for his colourful language — here are some of his best quotes.

Best Honey Badger Quotes

1. “The flamboyant French? They look all right. They have a good style about them with their hairdos. I might take a few pointers and go to a stylist to sort myself out. A few of the boys tell me I look a bit ordinary at times.”

2. “Sweatin’ like a gypsy with a mortgage, actually.”

3. “My old man woke me up in the morning. He was going off like a bag of cats.”

4. “I’m gonna have a truckload of pudding and uh, old mum’s good on the cook too so, dad’s got the tucker ready over there and mum and dad are gonna work together and form a massive feed and err, I’m gonna come in and dominate it.”

5. “Last year we were all sizzle and no steak, but now we’re off like a brides nightie.”