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Thursday Apr 24, 2014

Honey Badger - A Devotional Song to Nick Cummins

Honey Badger - A Devotional Song to Nick Cummins
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He’s even got his own song now. Yes, just when you thought you hadn’t heard about Force winger Nick Cummins for a while (about a week?), a musician has released this gem of a track as an ode to the cult hero. It features some of the Honey Badger’s best bits, including a one-armed brick layer, a bag of meat and a rat up a drainpipe.

Written and produced by Denis Carnahan, this parody of the classic tune Hallelujah has spread far and wide since being uploaded yesterday. It’s not just Australians who love it either – fans from across the globe have embraced the Badgerisms we’ve been treated to of late.

In the words of Carnhan himself, he describes this piece as: “A song dedicated to Rugby’s master of the simile, the Poet of Perth, the most Australian man in the world, Nick “The Honey Badger” Cummins. If you haven’t heard of him, you should have. Google him. He’s awesome.”

If you’re a fan, you’ll love this. And if you were wondering about the Waratahs ball at the end, it’s a nod to the hat-trick the Badge scored against the Sydney powerhouses recently.

You can follow Denis on Twitter at @DenisCarnahan, and watch more of Cummins’ pearls of widsom and great play in the Related Posts below. He’ll be going off like a bag of cats if you do.

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15 Comments

  • drg
    6:31 PM 27/04/2014

    Weather is relative to horses for courses... different people are suited to different things, rugby is fairly consistent: Crudely speaking, you go out, beat the living daylights out of each other on the same sized pitch week in week out. At a professional level the only thing that will particularly act as a variable or 'change the course' is the weather - (If you consider the fact that most pro teams are supposed to be evenly matched). So if a player is having an 'off' day, chances are he needs a boot in the bum to remove his head from said bum. I think I actually get what you were saying originally, but labelling players as cars sort of makes things a bit confusing - more like Wilkinson plays at a 10/10 every game, but players X, Y and Z who normally play at 7/10 sometimes play 11/10... Might be easier to say things like, Wilkinson>Quade Cooper, but every now and again Coopers ridiculous steps and perhaps 'un-clinical' no look offloads will be more favourable than a consistent 'clinical' passer/player...

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  • drg
    1:27 PM 27/04/2014

    I actually somewhat disagree with your horses for courses answer. Some horses are better at sprints, some are better at jumps, some are better in dry, some are better in wet, some are distance runners, some are; as said, sprinters... The last thing a rugby team needs is a weather analysis before each game to decide which out of their 7 potential 10's they want to play. At the end of the day, you know yourself (as a 10) and I know myself (as a lock/back row) that we have our own preferred conditions, but that doesn't mean we peak out of the dressing room and go "oh sh*t it's (weather condition) out there, I'm not playing guys sorry." So the above aside we move onto the 10,12,13 thing. I will reiterate that I am indeed a forward - But I'm sure my couple stints in the backs (due to carded players) gives me a mountain of knowledge to know what I'm on about - all you guys do is look pretty at put the ball down over the line right? But seriously for me, I look more at things like a 9-10 partnership, and a 12-13 partnership than a 10,12,13, but also that aside, it still moves onto who is the better 10, I'd still pick Wilkinson over the others previously mentioned.

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  • drg
    9:46 AM 27/04/2014

    Yeh definitely, I mean it wouldn't make me like him less or respect him less, but he honestly seems like he might have screw completely missing rather than just loose...

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  • pipo
    11:38 PM 26/04/2014

    I know and I think that makes me like him even more (:

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  • drg
    5:22 PM 26/04/2014

    Nicely done 10stone10, definitely a good reply. What I sort of meant was; if Wilkinson is an Audi R8 (which you are marking down as great but not the greatest) then who really is down as some of the greatest? Only I'd personally put Wilkinson well ahead of any of the above - Ford, 36, and Cipriani.. (Obviously at the pinnacle of their respective careers)..

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  • drg
    3:30 PM 26/04/2014

    I think Cummins is brilliant. Great player, great character and just a damn funny guy... ..BUT... ..I'm not trying to be rude, but is he actually all there? I mean, he honestly seems to be a complete loon..

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  • drg
    3:23 PM 26/04/2014

    So who; pray tell, is the Aston, Ferrari or Lotus of the number 10 shirt then? ...I'll read between the lines and won't even delve into the fact you stuck those three cars into the same category...

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  • 45678
    9:16 PM 25/04/2014

    Cummins seems like a decent bloke, but he also comes across half stoned in interviews IMHO. It says a lot about modern day athletes if a seemingly half conscious bloke with a few worn analogies is seen as a comic genius!

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  • 8:23 PM 25/04/2014

    Hallelujah

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  • 8:23 PM 25/04/2014

    Sorry Dave not biting on that one. Not many characteristic like cummins in world sport

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  • stroudos
    3:00 PM 25/04/2014

    @Dave - ahh, halcyon days. Hope we get to again see blokes in white shirts reading the game and being ready for offloads the way Greenwood, Back, Healey & Kay do in this clip. The irony is many people tend to think of that 2001-03 period being dominated by forward-oriented play with Wilkinson simply kicking points - couldn't be further from the truth.

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  • iamaj8
    12:35 PM 25/04/2014

    Dayumm, he went there. "Rarely outstanding" and "Wilkinson" was used in the same sentence. I suppose in the same light Jason Robinson "mostly boring" as well. And god help SBW!

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  • danknapp
    6:59 AM 25/04/2014

    This 'debate' above about Farrell isn't exactly what I came here for. Big fan of Cummins' work. He's hilarious! It's just good to see blokes enjoying their jobs and having a laugh, and not taking themselves too seriously. As has been said umpteen times before, he'll be class when he does more TV work in the future.

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  • frontrowrobbo
    10:32 PM 24/04/2014

    Pull your head out of your @rse Krip - what do you know about Owen Farrell's personality? Clearly you know nothing if you think there is a better English 10 playing at the moment. Miles ahead of the opposition that's why he plays so many minutes for England no one can touch him. Nothing to do with his dad.

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  • nzbougnat
    8:57 PM 24/04/2014

    Blimmey, that's one stubborn mammal! Probably smarter than a fair share of players too!

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