Bowe set to retire at the end of the season

Bowe set to retire at the end of the season

British & Irish Lion Tommy Bowe has announced he is set to retire at the end of the current season. The Irish winger played on two Tours for the Lions – South Africa in 2009 and Australia in 2013, winning five Test caps.

Bowe, who earned 69 caps for Ireland, announced his retirement on social media. The Ulsterman said: “I’ve spent most of my career in Belfast, At first George said I wasn’t very fast, I eventually found my gears, Had some incredible years, But it’s time to tell you – this is my last!”

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The robust winger, who also made 77 appearances for the Ospreys, was something of an intercept king. Lions fans will remember his snatch and grab try against the Golden Lions in 2009 with the speedster dotting down after running 50 metres untouched.

Social media was full of good luck messages with the likes of George North, Matt Giteau and Ugo Monye all congratulating him on a fantastic career.

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