Tyrone Howe

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Tyrone Howe
Birth name Tyrone Gyle Howe
Date of birth (1971-04-02) 2 April 1971 (age 47)
Place of birth Newtownards, Northern Ireland
Height 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 90 kg (14 st 2 lb; 198 lb)
School Banbridge Academy
University University of St Andrews
Rugby union career
Position(s) Wing
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Banbridge
University of St Andrews
Berliner Rugby Club
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
- Ulster ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
British and Irish Lions
14 ()

Tyrone Gyle Howe (born 2 April 1971, Newtownards, Northern Ireland) formerly played in rugby union on the wing for University of St Andrews RFC, Ulster, Ireland and the British and Irish Lions.

Howe was brought up in Dromore and attended Banbridge Academy. He played for Oxford University in The Varsity Match against Cambridge in 1995 and 1996, captaining the team in 1996.[1]

An injury resulted in a three-year absence from rugby, until he rejoined Ulster in 1998.[2] On 10 June 2000 he made his senior international debut for Ireland against the United States. It was Ireland's largest win, the final score finishing 83-3. He also toured with the 2001 British and Irish Lions. Overall Howe won 14 caps for Ireland.

Howe retired from professional rugby at the end of the 2005-06 season.[3] In 2005 he was elected to Banbridge District Council as an Ulster Unionist Party candidate. In 2007 he resigned from the council citing work commitments.[4] Howe now regularly appears on Sky Sports rugby coverage as a commentator and analyst, previously he has worked for Setanta Sports.

He now teaches at Uppingham School in Rutland.


  1. ^ "Battle of the blues". skysports.com. 9 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "Tyrone To Hang Up His Boots". Ulster Rugby. 16 March 2006. Archived from the original on 21 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "Howe to retire at end of season". BBC Sport Online. 16 March 2006. 
  4. ^ Rugby star gives up his council seat - Belfast Today

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