Davis heading to Ospreys

Date published: May 11 2016

Wasps defence coach Brad Davis will leave the Premiership outfit at the end of the season to join the Ospreys, it's been confirmed.

Davis has chosen to exercise an option to release him from his contract in order to join the region, according to the Ricoh Arena outfit.

"It is the nature of professional sport that players and coaches move on. Brad has done a great job for Wasps over the past three seasons and I would like to thank him for his hard work and efforts during that period," said Wasps director of rugby Dai Young.

Davis told the Ospreys website: "This is a fascinating challenge for me, one that I can't wait to get started on.

"Speaking at length to Steve Tandy, I couldn't help but get excited about the direction in which the Ospreys are heading and where they want to go. His passion is infectious and the vision is clear.

"There's a core of world class players at the Ospreys and some incredible young talent starting to make a mark, and I couldn't resist the challenge of working with them and helping them develop.

"The first challenge will be to look at the needs of the players ready for pre-season, to work collectively with the coaches and players to identify what we want to be and what our key principles will be. Once we've done that, we can then put in some firm foundations that should allow us to really achieve what we want as a team, in all facets of our game."