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A welcome sight for Ireland fans as Tommy Bowe makes long-awaited comeback

The Ireland winger hadn’t played since the World Cup last October.

A welcome sight for Ulster and Ireland fans.
A welcome sight for Ulster and Ireland fans.
Image: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

TOMMY BOWE MADE his long-awaited return from injury this afternoon as he featured for Ulster Ravens in their 38-31 win over Munster A.

The Ireland winger has been sidelined since being stretched off during the World Cup defeat to Argentina last October.

He sustained a serious knee injury and was due to miss the entire season but Bowe made his first appearance in six months at Naas Rugby Club earlier.

The 32-year-old came through 40 minutes unscathed and could still feature for Ulster during the Pro12 run-in, with their next fixture not until next week away to Zebre.

Bowe wasn’t the only player to make his comeback from injury with Munster’s Duncan Casey returning to action for the first time since November.

The hooker suffered a long injury lay-off after rupturing his pectoral muscle in Munster’s Pro12 win over Treviso in Limerick.

Duncan Casey tackles Darren Cave Duncan Casey tackles Darren Cave. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

Tommy Bowe under pressure from the Munster defence Welcome back, Tommy. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

Jordan Coghlan Jordan Coughlan makes a break. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

Cian Bohane scores a try Cian Bohane scores a try. Source: Lorraine O'Sullivan/INPHO

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