Cullen quiet on chase for Waikato Chiefs wing Lowe

James Lowe.

Coach Leo Cullen would not be drawn on speculation about Leinster's chase for New Zealand winger James Lowe.

"I read things all the time in the newspapers and other (media) sources which I must say I laugh at some of them," he said.

"There is a bit of truth in some of them and no truth in others. We are in talks with lots of players."

For the moment, Cullen is restricted to revealing the reason behind the capture of Wallaby hardman Scott Fardy, signed as a second row.

"I had some good discussions with him," said Cullen.

"I think he can really add to the group on a much broader scale then just what he delivers on the field."