Michael Lowry signs long-term contract with Ulster Rugby

Ulster have 10 wins from 15 games in the United Rugby Championship
Ulster have 10 wins from 15 games in the United Rugby Championship
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Ulster Rugby have announced Ireland international Michael Lowry has signed a three-year contract with the provincial club.

Born in Belfast, Lowry attended Royal Belfast Academical Institution and captained the school to a medallion shield and three Ulster Schools' Cups in a row between 2015 and 2017. He also represented Ulster at under-17, under-18 and under-19 levels.

His senior professional rugby debut with Ulster came in 2018 and now will remained committed to the club until at least the summer of 2025. The 23-year-old was named in the 2020–21 Pro14 Dream Team and also in the list for EPCR European Player of the Year for the 2021-22 season.

Lowry's consistency with Ulster earned him Ireland debut during the clash against Italy in this year's Six Nations tournament where he provided a try assist.

“Mike has played a fundamental part in our squad, developing over the last number of years into a Test level 15,” said head coach Dan McFarland.

“This progression has not been a surprise, it comes from his in-built determination and toughness, a standout desire to constantly develop and stardust that not many players possess.

“He has had a phenomenal season, and I know Mike will be at the forefront of whatever this group of players achieves going forward.”