|Birth name||Tyrone Gyle Howe|
|Date of birth||2 April 1971|
|Place of birth||Newtownards, Northern Ireland|
|Height||1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)|
|Weight||90 kg (14 st 2 lb; 198 lb)|
|University||University of St Andrews|
|Rugby union career|
An injury resulted in a three-year absence from rugby, until he rejoined Ulster for the 1999-2000 season. 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. 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. Howe now regularly appears on Sky Sports rugby coverage as a commentator and analyst, previously he has worked for Setanta Sports.
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