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Tommy Bowe Named In Barbarians Squad To Face Fiji

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - OCTOBER 22: Ulster rugby's Tommy Bowe pictured before the Champions Cup Pool 5 game between Ulster and Exeter Chiefs at Kingspan Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Ulster and Ireland winger Tommy Bowe has been named in the Barbarians squad as part of this month’s tour.

The 32-year-old was confirmed to be joining fellow Ulster players Ruan Pienaar and Dan Tuohy in the Baa-Baas squad to face Fiji at the Kingspan Stadium on November 11th, after their fixtures against South Africa and the Czech Republic.

Bowe (along with Pienaar and Tuohy) will make up a 28-man panel from both sides of the hemisphere, including All Blacks Andy Ellis and Seta Tamanivalu, as well as Australian internationals Paddy Ryan and Sam Carter, for the clash in Belfast.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 01:  Coach Robbie Deans talks to his players during the Barbarians Training Session at Latymer Upper Sports Ground on November 1, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images for Barbarians)

Bowe has had a number of injuries to contend with in the past few seasons. His World Cup was cut short with a serious knee problem, and his return to club action with Ulster in April also ended prematurely and forced him to miss Ireland’s summer tour of South Africa.

To that end, Bowe has a lot of groundwork to lay to force his way back into Joe Schmidt’s Ireland side, and that’s before even attempting to consider the Lions tour of New Zealand next summer.

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