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Tommy's top of the bottoms but gordon's biceps steal the show

RUGBY hunk Tommy Bowe might be Ireland's cheekiest player after being voted our top rugby rear -- but it's Gordon Darcy's biceps that has everyone talking.

The Leinster star showed off all the time the top players spend in the gym as his muscles rippled as he went over for Ireland's second try last weekend.

And he needed it, putting in countless tackles against the might of South Africa, the All Blacks and Argentina during the Guinness series.

It's obviously just one of the qualities his stunning model girlfriend Aoife Cogan sees in the star centre.

However, Gordon is no match for Bowe who came out tops in the first ever Bottom of the Ruck charity poll.

The talented winger beat Leinster star Rob Kearney and Irish captain Brian O'Driscoll in the battle of the best bums.

However, the Emyvale, Co. Monaghan native did not win overall honours, which went to England's Danny Care.

The black-tie dinner and auction evening, which took place at the iconic Twickenham stadium on Monday, pitched our rugby stars against their foreign counterparts in order to raise money for Beating Bowel Cancer.

Ireland was well represented, with its three nominated athletes all making the top 15 out of 60.

Bowe was voted fourth overall, behind Care, England's Ben Cohen and New Zealand's Dan Carter.

Rob Kearney came in 11th, while Amy Huberman's hubby Brian O'Driscoll finished 13th.

Event organiser Leo Heaton told the Herald that the idea of a fully-fledged gala evening came up when she was discussing the players' "assets" online with other Twitter users.

The poll attracted so much attention that she decided to turn it into a standalone event, and she picked a charity which seemed appropriate for the occasion.

"October is usually dedicated to breast cancer and November -- Movember -- to men's health issues like prostate cancer," she said.

"Bowel cancer is too often forgotten even though it's one of the biggest killers in Western countries, and an event celebrating bottoms seemed like the perfect platform to raise awareness of this disease."

hnews@herald.ie


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