Former English Pro Rugby Player Announces Engagement


Sam Stanley, the first English rugby union player to come out as gay in 2015, has announced his engagement to long-term partner Laurence Hicks.

In a post on social media, the former England Sevens international said they can’t wait to tie the knot.

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“After being a part of each others lives for almost seven years, Laurence has been my pretend godfather, uncle, cousin and many others in order to make sure no one found out about us and that we were a couple,” he wrote.

“Funny looking back after having come so far together.”

He added: “The most loving man I know and I’m incredibly happy to say that we’re now engaged.”