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The Tommy Bowe interview: 'I don't miss rugby... it feels like it was a different life'

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Tommy Bowe

Tommy Bowe

Tommy Bowe

The alarm chirps for the first time at 4.15am, signalling that it’s time for Tommy Bowe to begin his day. He’s midway through a fourth season removed from the day-to-day grind of professional rugby but the 37-year-old’s sleep schedule is more militant than when he was a nailed-on starter living in Ireland’s Carton House bubble.

Bowe has more TV facetime now than he did when running in tries at the Aviva Stadium, with his co-hosting gig on Virgin Media’s Ireland AM requiring a level of bed-time dedication reminiscent of the detailed approach Joe Schmidt demanded from every player who wore green.


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