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Tommy Bowe released back to Ulster from Ireland camp

Tommy Bowe runs in his second try of the night for Ulster in the PRO12 victory over Dragons at Ravenhill

Tommy Bowe runs in his second try of the night for Ulster in the PRO12 victory over Dragons at Ravenhill

Tommy Bowe will not be involved in Ireland’s crunch closing Six Nations game against France after being released back to the Ulster squad.

The wing scored two tries as made his return to action after nearly three months out while playing for Ulster against the Dragons on 28 February.

Bowe did train with Ireland last week but team manager Mick Kearney said on Monday he would not feature in Paris.

Peter O’Mahony is expected to be fit after missing the win over Italy.

O’Mahony was replaced by Ulster youngster Iain Henderson in Saturday’s 46-7 victory over the Italians but the Munster flanker is in line to return to Joe Schmidt’s side this weekend.

“Peter O’Mahony has made an excellent recovery from his hamstring strain and is expected to train fully this week,” said Kearney on Monday afternoon.

Kearney also reported that prop Cian Healy is expected to train on Tuesday after being forced off a knock early in the second half of Saturday’s game.

Healy sustained a knock to his ankle when scoring a try after the interval at the Aviva Stadium and was rested from training as a precaution on Monday.

Scrum-half Conor Murray is also expected to be available for selection after being replaced in the first half of Saturday’s game because of a stomach upset.

“As a precaution he (Healy) was put in a boot overnight. We expect Cian will train tomorrow and Conor Murray’s tummy bug has settled,” added the Ireland team manager.

 

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