Joe Schmidt Gives His Thoughts On Tommy Bowe’s Loss Of Form

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Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has backed Tommy Bowe to excel when he starts for Ireland against Romania on Sunday.

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The Ulster winger wasn’t included in the match-day squad for Ireland’s opening World Cup match against Canada last weekend and Schmidt described him as eager to play.

“He (Tommy) is really enthusiastic, he just wants to get his hands on the ball,” Schmidt said today at the team announcement.

“He wants to get involved.”

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has backed Tommy Bowe to excel when he starts for Ireland against Romania on Sunday.

The Ulster winger wasn’t included in the match-day squad for Ireland’s opening World Cup match against Canada last weekend and Schmidt described him as eager to play.

“He (Tommy) is really enthusiastic, he just wants to get his hands on the ball,” Schmidt said today at the team announcement.

“He wants to get involved.”

The Kiwi believes that the competition for starting berths in the backs is the perfect motivation for the players.

“We have a pretty high expectations of what Tommy and Keith (Earls) and Simon (Zebo) will offer,” he said.

“On the back of what the players did against Canada there’s a really good contest in that area.”

Source: Irish Examiner