Conor Murray and George North leads tributes as Tommy Bowe announces retirement

Ulster, Ireland and Lions winger Tommy Bowe has announced he will retire from rugby at the end of the current season.

The 33-year-old, who toured with the Lions in 2009 and 2013, and won 69 Ireland caps, has endured a torrid time with injury over the last couple of seasons.

He took to Twitter this evening said that he would be bringing an end to his playing career shortly, with Ulster officially confirming the news soon after.

Here’s how social media reacted:

A sound man and an unbelievable player! Congrats @tommybowe

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