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One Of Ireland's Greats Hangs Up His Boots With Classy Statement

One Of Ireland's Greats Hangs Up His Boots With Classy Statement

He was a part of some the nations greatest rugby memories, second on the list of Ireland's top tryscorer's, won a Grand Slam and took part in two Lions tours, but Tommy Bowe will not represent Ireland again after seemingly announcing his retirement from the game.

Bowe suffered a sternum injury that ruled him out of the Six Nations earlier this year. The 33-year-old has endured a difficult season with injuries and posted a classy, slightly cryptic statement on social media this evening:

Bowe was a leading figure in Irish rugby's recent success. His incredible pace and power were invaluable assets as the Ulsterman's nose for the try line led to some magnificent moments in a green shirt.

His retirement signals a changing of the guard, as a new dawn of exciting backs fight it out to get into Joe Schmidt's side.

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But we'll always have this:

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