The former Bath and junior England player becomes the first professional out bisexual rugby star.
Tthe 22-year-old used a WhatsApp group to deliver the news to his teammates.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Davis said hiding his sexuality was “eating away” at him, stating: “I had hidden it well but I couldn’t keep it secret any longer. I had to tell them, all of them, not just a few. I didn’t want it to turn into Chinese whispers. So on the spur of the moment, I put it on our WhatsApp group.”
After his coming out, Davis was met with instant support from his Bath teammates, with many commending his bravery. “And then they began taking the piss in a good-natured way, which I was relieved about. If they had been too tender-hearted, I would have been worried. I’m still a rugby player, after all.”
“I felt I needed to be this macho man, which I still am, but it felt like I needed to reinforce this more.”