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‘I’m trying to stay out of it’: Tommy Bowe leaves wedding planning to fiancée Lucy Whitehouse

Rugby star Tommy Bowe has his hands full as he juggles his training schedule with launching his latest range of men’s clothing.

The 30-year-old winger sat down with Independent Style Editor Caitlin McBride to discuss his upcoming nuptials, personal style and why he shouldn’t be trusted to dress himself on his wedding day.

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Tommy Bowe who launched his new XV Kings Clothing Range at the Morrison hotel this evening

Tommy Bowe who launched his new XV Kings Clothing Range at the Morrison hotel this evening

Tommy Bowe who launched his new XV Kings Clothing Range at the Morrison hotel this evening

The Monaghan native has released his second clothing collection, XV Kings by Tommy Bowe, following the success of the debut collection released last year.

A man of many talents, Tommy has also collaborated on a shoe range with Lloyd & Pryce for the last three years.

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(centre) Tommy Bowe who launched his new XV Kings Clothing Range at the Morrison hotel this evening.
Pic:Mark Condren
10.11.2014

(centre) Tommy Bowe who launched his new XV Kings Clothing Range at the Morrison hotel this evening. Pic:Mark Condren 10.11.2014

(centre) Tommy Bowe who launched his new XV Kings Clothing Range at the Morrison hotel this evening. Pic:Mark Condren 10.11.2014

“[Clothing] was the next progression...we’re enjoying it,” Tommy revealed as he joked that he has no plans to design a range for his female fans just yet.

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Ulster and Ireland rugby player Tommy Bowe and his fiance Lucy Whitehouse

Ulster and Ireland rugby player Tommy Bowe and his fiance Lucy Whitehouse

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Ulster and Ireland rugby player Tommy Bowe and his fiance Lucy Whitehouse

As for his own style, he admits that he can most often be found in tracksuits and rugby kits.

“I have quite a casual style- mainly jeans, polos and shirts...nothing too sophisticated I’m not quite the fashionista but like most Irish men I do take pride in my appearance,” he says.

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(3rd from left) Tommy Bowe who launched his new XV Kings Clothing Range at the Morrison hotel this evening with the help of his rugby team mates Andrew Trimble, Padday Wallace and Rob Kearney

(3rd from left) Tommy Bowe who launched his new XV Kings Clothing Range at the Morrison hotel this evening with the help of his rugby team mates Andrew Trimble, Padday Wallace and Rob Kearney

(3rd from left) Tommy Bowe who launched his new XV Kings Clothing Range at the Morrison hotel this evening with the help of his rugby team mates Andrew Trimble, Padday Wallace and Rob Kearney

Tommy is engaged to blonde beauty Lucy Whitehouse, whom he has been dating for over three years.

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(3rd from left) Tommy Bowe who launched his new XV Kings Clothing Range at the Morrison hotel this evening with the help of his rugby team mates Andrew Trimble, Padday Wallace and Rob Kearney

(3rd from left) Tommy Bowe who launched his new XV Kings Clothing Range at the Morrison hotel this evening with the help of his rugby team mates Andrew Trimble, Padday Wallace and Rob Kearney

(3rd from left) Tommy Bowe who launched his new XV Kings Clothing Range at the Morrison hotel this evening with the help of his rugby team mates Andrew Trimble, Padday Wallace and Rob Kearney

Tommy popped the question to the former Miss Wales (30) in April of last year year, and confesses he is leaving the wedding planning up to his other half.

“I’m trying to stay as far out of it as I can,” he laughs. "I imagine I'll end up turning up in some burgundy suit and she'll probably kill me!"

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