Saturday 26 May 2018

The Left Wing: Tommy Bowe on retirement, his vital move to Wales and his miraculous Lions recovery

21 March 2009; Ireland's Tommy Bowe celebrates with the RBS Six Nations Championship trophy. RBS Six Nations Championship, Wales v Ireland, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
21 March 2009; Ireland's Tommy Bowe celebrates with the RBS Six Nations Championship trophy. RBS Six Nations Championship, Wales v Ireland, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, Wales. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
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On this week's episode of The Left Wing, Will Slattery and Luke Fitzgerald are joined by Ireland and Ulster wing Tommy Bowe to discuss his legendary career as he prepares to retire.

Tommy talks about the criticism he got early on in his career and how he overcame some tough seasons to thrive for both club and country.

Bowe decided to move to Wales and play for the Ospreys in 2008, where he developed into one of the world's best wings. He explains what the move did for his career as well as talking about how much he enjoyed his time with the Ospreys.

As well as an illustrious Ireland career, Bowe played on two Lions tours. He explains the great lengths that he went to in order to get fit during the 2013 tour to Australia, and the satisfaction he took in winning the series.

Luke and Will also preview Leinster vs Racing in the Champions Cup final.

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