Video: Tommy Bowe on his hazy Six Nations memories, his upcoming stag and being called Tommy Boooooooowe
Published 22/04/2015 | 17:57
Ireland and Ulster winger Tommy Bowe says that people have stopped calling him Tommy Booooowe because he didn't score any tries during the victorious Six Nations campaign.
The former Ospreys player has been one of the deadliest finishers in world rugby in recent years, with RTE viewers accustomed to commentator Ryle Nugent excitedly shriek the winger's name when he has crossed the whitewash.
While Joe Schmidt oversaw back-to-back Six Nations titles this year, Bowe unusually did not claim a single try.
Do members of the public continue to shout his name?
"Thankfully no, probably because I haven’t scored during the Six Nations," he admitted to Independent.ie. "Nobody is shouting that at me at the minute."
"As a winger I would love to be involved with scoring tries. It was disappointing not to score during the Six Nations, but I was still delighted to be part of the team."
Paul O'Connell lifted the trophy at Murrayfield following a dramatic day of rugby when England were within a converted try of snatching the title in a high-scoring finale at Twickenham. The celebrations started right away and Bowe admitted he is a little hazy on the post-match activities.
"There's not much memory from the celebrations. The stand-out moment has to be when the ball went out of play in the England and France game. It looked like it was never going to happen. What a finish to a great tournament."
Away from the rugby field, the Monaghan native will tie the knot with girlfriend Lucy Whitehouse and says the preparations are going well, though he hasn't been told the venue for his stag.
"It's going okay. We pretty much have everything sorted at this stage. The arguments and everything else are out of the way and I'm looking forward to the big day."
Tommy was made available by Subway as part of the Train With Tommy competition on Independent.ie. Click here to enter the competition.