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Rugby star Bowe to bring out children's shoe range

HIS shoe range is flying off the shelves -- and now Irish rugby star Tommy Bowe is hoping the same will happen for his new children's range.

Bowe, who will be playing for Ulster next season after transferring from Ospreys, has scored a hit with his shoe range which is produced by footwear brand Lloyd & Pryce.

Now, they are looking to capitalise on Bowe's brand in kidswear.

Tommy, who scored five trys in this year's Six Nations tournament, signed a three year deal with Lloyd & Pryce earlier this year.


Now preparations are underway for Bowe's new range aimed at children and teenagers.

"Young boys are going mad for the shoes," Bowe's spokesperson told the Herald.

"They were going into the shops trying to fit their tiny feet into the menswear collection, which starts at size 7, and bluffing that they fit even though they were swimming in them.

"We couldn't not bring out a children's line," he added.

Children nationwide will have the chance to walk in Tommy's new shoes from September.

They will be able to choose from five different styles which are based on the men's line, including two of the rugby star's personal favourites: the 'Wood' and the 'Hastings' shoe.

Bowe's many female fans will also be pleased to hear that he hasn't forgotten them either, with plans to release a casual 'canvas' range just for the ladies next spring.

And it appears his biggest female fan, his mum, just couldn't wait that long.

Tommy revealed that his mum wears the children's 'Bowe' boot all the time. "She loves them", he said.

The Irish and Lions player is currently missing out on

Ireland's tour of New Zealand after recently undergoing surgery to remove a haematoma, which saw him in hospital for nine days and left him with four scars on his stomach.

But that hasn't stopped him from supporting his team mates from afar and Bowe even managed to catch last week's game despite his online connection letting him down.

When Tommy realised he couldn't catch the game online, his hotel put it on especially for the winger and he tweeted: "Can't wait for the Irish game to get going. Come on you boys in green".

Bowe looks set to be reunited with his team mates very soon as he has confirmed that he is fit to begin training with his new team, Ulster, in July.

Bowe will be making the move back to his native province along with girlfriend Lucy Whitehouse, where he has signed a three year deal.