As Australia prepares to take on France in the first big fixture of the international rugby season this Saturday, we introduce Australia’s secret weapon.
Enter Nick “The Honey Badger” Cummins.
“The Badge” has made a name for himself, not only as a blistering winger, but a master of rapid-fire Australian slang.
His wild wordplay has been on display during some of the most colourful post-match interviews of the Super Rugby season.
A Facebook page dedicated to his unequalled command of the Australian vernacular has surpassed 66,000 likes.
During a post match interview (below), Cummins described how he came to adopt the “Honey Badger” moniker after watching the animal “go toe-to-toe” with a lion.
Before the international season gets underway, The New Daily thought it would do a favour for international rugby fans and provide them with a special guide to understanding Australian slang.
A guide to speaking Honey Badger
Nick Cummins: Going off like a bride’s nightie
Translation: Performing very well
NC: I’ve gone up ‘n’ over ‘n’ head over biscuit
T: I fell
NC: A look … like someone just asked me to clean the toilet
T: An expression revealing duress
NC: Last year we were all sizzle and no steak
T: We didn’t perform in line with expectations
NC: Busting for a bit of meat
T: Wanting to score a try
NC: I’d need four facelifts and a bum tuck to be a shot
T: It will be difficult to gain selection as I continue to age
NC: Busier than a one-armed brick layer in Baghdad
T: Working tirelessly
NC: Wetting a line
T: Going fishing
NC: On it like seagulls at a tip
T: Hungry for victory
NC: Going off like a raw prawn
T: Playing good football
NC: As tough as woodpecker lips
NC: Up the guts and into ‘em
T: Run hard and straight
NC: One of them Fox setups