Tommy started out plying his trade in the northern Irish province of Ulster and in 2004, young Tommy rose to prominence, where his try-scoring exploits earned him the Guinness Ulster Rugby Personality of the Year Award and an exciting move to Swansea of DVLA and rugby fame. Tommy remains in the Copperopolis to this day and most weekends can be found terrorising opponents in the Magners League and Heineken Cup thanks to his road runner-esque pace and seemingly physic positional play.
With this list of super-human talents it came as no surprise when Tommy became a Lion, touring South Africa in the high octane and altitude tour of 2009. So good were Tommy’s mazy runs in SA that he came runner-up in the Player of the Series award following a string of top notch performances. In fact he was widely praised by the games luminaries for bringing his form from the Welsh heartlands to the global stage.
At PUMA we love little known facts about the game’s biggest stars and our team of rugby boffins have been scoring their filofaxes for stories about Tommy. We discovered that not only is Elbow pretty nifty with the ball in hand, but with a Saxophone too and can play the Pink Panther up to grade one standard (not strictly true). So if you see Bowfinger out and about, as well as a Saxophone nearby, ask him for a rendition of detective Jacques Clouseau’s theme tune.
Will Tommy give the guys from the Emerald Isle something to cheer about?