Australia winger Nick Cummins is on the verge of a return to the Western Force which would allow him to take part in the World Cup.
The 27-year-old left Super Rugby last season to join the Coca-Cola West Red Sparks in Japan but is now set to return to Perth according to Fox Sports.
Cummins, whose singular look and comical post-match interviews have made him into a cult figure, joined the Japanese club for financial reasons, with family illness meaning that he need to earn more money than was available in Super Rugby.
That meant calling time on his international career, although he played for the Barbarians against Australia in November.
However now it appears that he is finalising the details for a return, in what would be a timely boost for the Wallabies, who have struggled at times on the wing this year.
On their November tour to Europe, coach Michael Cheika admitted he would be delighted to have Cummins back as an option for the Wallabies.
“He’s showing he wants to play for Australia if he comes back and plays,” Cheika said.
“He’s obviously a class player – if he ends up playing back in Australia he’ll be considered no doubt.”