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Leinster's James Lowe. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Leinster's James Lowe. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

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Leinster's James Lowe. Photo by Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

James Lowe has agreed on a new three-year deal with Leinster Rugby.

Lowe, who returned to his native New Zealand in March amid the Covid-19 pandemic, tweeted this morning: "Excited to be staying in Dublin for another three years!"

The province announced last Thursday that Lowe was one of 28 players to receive a new senior contract.

Lowe will qualify to play for Ireland from the start of November, after completing three years of residency in the country.

It is thought the 27-year-old will be part of Ireland boss Andy Farrell's immediate plans as the rugby season prepares for a return to action.

Lowe joined Leinster from the Chiefs and Tasman in 2017, scoring an impressive 27 tries in 43 starts for the province so far.

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