Famed Wallabies winger Nick Cummins has taken part in his first Australia sevens training session in six years as he makes an audacious bid for the Olympics.
Cummins, renowned for his quick wit and entertaining post match interviews, last played sevens for his country back in 2010 at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi. The 28-year-old is aiming for a call-up at either Hong Kong or Singapore on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, with a long-term view of making it into head coach Andy Friend's Olympic squad for Rio 2016.
"I'm hoping to play in one of the upcoming tournaments," said Cummins. "But you've got to be body ready. If you're running out there under strength you'll either blow a gasket or twinge a hamburgler and that's the last thing you need when you're trying to get in the best shape you can for Rio."
The Honey Badger took part in a gruelling two-hour session with the squad on Wednesday but believes he is nearly there in terms of fitness.
"There was a bit of black smoke but we got it done," he said. "I didn't finish first but I didn't finish last."
THE BADGE IS BACK! Hear what he said after his first sesh with the squad! https://t.co/3dKjuVTgDN— Aussie 7s (@Aussie7s) March 23, 2016