Cummins waits for Aussie debut
FORMER East Coast Buccaneers player Nick Cummins will find out Monday if he made the cut for Robbie Deans' Wallabies touring squad.
The Western Force winger was seen as a surprise selection in the 43-man training squad for the upcoming Spring Tour of Japan and Europe.
Cummins is already considered one of Australia's best Sevens players, but his family in Bundaberg believe it is just a matter of time before he dons the green and gold jersey in the 15-a-side version of the game.
“I've known from a young age he was going to be a Wallaby,” older brother Luke said yesterday.
“It's just a matter of time.”
But the 22-year-old is yet to make his debut for the Wallabies.
“He's very excited for this opportunity and I'm sure he's taking it with both hands,” Luke said.
Nick was first noticed by Australian Rugby Union selectors while playing for the Buccaneers in 2005.
It was Wallabies legend Greg Ella who guided Cummins to the Sydney-based Randwick side, where he impressed before signing with Western Force.
The speedster made an instant impression on the wing for the Perth-based Super 14 outfit.
On Monday, the 43-man squad will be culled of eight players before heading overseas.