Australian rugby star Nick "The Honey Badger" Cummins, is just as popular off the field as he is on the field. After a recent stint playing rugby in Japan, "the Badge" is back home in Australia playing for the Western Force in the prestigious Super Rugby competition, and Man of Many\u00a0got the opportunity to chat\u00a0with\u00a0Nick about\u00a0life and rugby.\r\nMan of Many:\u00a0Tell us a little bit about your stint overseas, how did you enjoy life in Japan?\r\nNick: I mean yeah everything is different from food, the way the way they speak in in public, the hierarchy type status things and it was just a fascinating little taste of of Asia. The rugby, it was bloody pretty legit, it was quite quite fast, they were pretty skillful and courageous. And bloody hell, they\u2019ll dive at ya, they\u2019ll kamikaze ya on your knees and then you\u2019re in strife.\u00a0But they\u2019re honourable and hardworking, so you know they train hard, they play hard, they\u2019re probably not as heavy so the impacts aren\u2019t as intense but they\u2019re still quite tenacious.\u00a0\r\nManaged to get around and see a little bit, up to Tokyo, down to Kagoshima,\u00a0Itoshima and I suppose managed to have a bit of a fish around the islands and had a ball.\r\n\r\nMM: Yeah nice, and what about the food? Sushi or meat pies?\r\nNick: Sushi or meat pies? It\u2019s hard to find a mystery bag over there, probably the Yakiniku is the way to go. It\u2019s all you can eat meat and you'll walk out of there\u00a0looking pretty second hand. You've got the meat sweats, you\u2019ve got the whole bit.\u00a0\u00a0Yeah I\u2019d definitely recommend the Yakiniku.\r\n\r\n"bloody hell, they\u2019ll dive at ya"\r\nMM: And now that you\u2019re back, what are you most excited about being back to Australian rugby?\r\nNick: It\u2019s quite quite competitive and that\u2019s good, that\u2019s what I need. I enjoy the enjoy that side\u00a0of things and it's good to see all the boys again and I suppose it\u2019s just when you know a bunch of blokes and you really want to play for each other it makes it that little bit more exciting\u2026 I\u2019ve missed playing over here and enjoying every bit of it.\r\nMM:\u00a0How important is your performance week to week knowing in the back of your mind that a Wallabies jersey\u2019s is up for grabs?\r\nNick: Yeah mate it\u2019s pretty full on. Every year there\u2019s a whole new bunch of characters that can do the job better than you, so you\u2019ve just got to find a way to stay in the eyes of the selectors. You got to keep pushing yourself because there\u2019s a lot of good back three players out there these days. They're\u00a0bigger and stronger and faster so you\u2019ve got to get older, wiser and something else.\r\n\r\nMM: And have you got any predictions for the top four in the 2015 World Cup?\r\nNick: Well I\u2019d like to see the Argentinians in there. I\u2019m a fan of how they play, probably South Africa, France, Argentina and Ireland.\r\n\r\n"riding a Mongolian horse, chasing foxes with eagles you know that\u2019s something I would I\u2019d be a part of"\r\nMM: Everyone knows you're\u00a0a character, you\u2019re a manner of speech it\u2019s quite Australian, your post-match interviews have gone viral on the web and people around the world are always anxiously waiting to hear what you have to say. Has all this attention affected you in anyway?\r\nNick: Oh look, I don\u2019t read too much into it, it\u2019s all bloody smoke and mirrors to me. I mean you throw\u00a0a bit of bloody chat, which where you come from is normal,\u00a0but\u00a0apparently it\u2019s not to the rest of the population, which is kind of sad. I mean there's\u00a0lot of blokes out there that are still carrying their great-grandfathers language and I think we need to hold onto that. It\u2019s a part of Australian culture. Australian culture, \u00a0it\u2019s quite a young setup so don\u2019t have all that much culture but you know that\u2019s something that\u2019s got to be kept onto, the language, it\u2019s the way the way of explaining things. \r\nI suppose now,\u00a0 when you go out to try to bloody have a feed with a sheila or something,\u00a0people come asking for a photo\u00a0when I was trying to eat, that\u2019s probably probably the worst part of it. But the best part is, yeah I\u2019d have said the language is being brought back to us and and just igniting it within us.\r\nMM: Yep keep it alive! I reckon your kind of witty charm and the way you speak would be perfect for an animated film voiceover, have you ever thought about doing something like this? Like Finding Nemo crossed with FernGully?\r\nNick: Riding Nemo? No I wouldn\u2019t be bloody riding it.\u00a0 It\u2019d be quite funny doing a little cartoon type setup riding a Mongolian horse, chasing foxes with eagles, that\u2019s something I would I\u2019d be a part of because they\u2019re creative little characters and they bloody come up with some good stories sometimes. Yeah bloody oath\u00a0hit me on the burst.\r\n\r\nMM: As a newly appointed\u00a0Head and Shoulders ambassador, how important is it to stay flake free and smell like a man, as they say?\r\nNick: Mate it\u2019s bloody crucial. I\u2019ve been scrubbing myself with that since I was a tin lid and you know it gives you that sort of 100% flake free vibe about yourself. I think not only will\u00a0your charisma levels increase, so will the levels the\u00a0Sheila\u2019s will be hanging off you and who knows what could happen from there from there. For me it seems to work and good happens.\r\nMM: So then I take it it\u2019s true then, curls do get the girls?\r\nNick: Well look I don\u2019t spend too much time in the gym, so must be the old mop that I got on.