"The most Australian man on the planet", aka Honey Badger, is heading home after cult figure Nick Cummins was released by his Japanese club to play in Super Rugby for the Western Force next season. The 27-year-old, whose neat line in Australian slang has made him a favourite with rugby fans Down Under, was released from his Force contract at the end of last season on compassionate grounds to take up a lucrative deal in Japan. That ruled him out of international contention under Australian Rugby Union rules but an appearance for the Barbarians against the Wallabies in England prompted a rethink and he could be in line for a World Cup recall. Walking off the field after the [Barbarians] match at Twickenham was a surreal experience, knowing I had just played against my country. It definitely lit a fire within and had me thinking about what could have been Nick Cummins "In November I was given an opportunity to play for the Barbarians," he said on Tuesday. "Walking off the field after the match at Twickenham was a surreal experience, knowing I had just played against my country. "It definitely lit a fire within and had me thinking about what could have been. But I heard a bloke say at the end of the Super Rugby season that he hadn't heard no fat lady sing." Cummins, who has scored six tries in 15 tests for Australia, will see out the season at the Red Sparks before moving back to Perth and then return to the Fukuoka-based club for the 2015-16 Japanese Top League season. Cummins decided to move to Japan after his father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Once described as "the most Australian man on the planet", Cummins took the name Honey Badger after seeing a documentary on the ferocious mammal. His shaggy blond hair and moustache add to the comic effect but the rangy 1.89m winger is also a significant attacking threat as a winger.