Powerhouse wing James Lowe has agreed a new three-year deal with Leinster.

Last Thursday the province confirmed Lowe was one of 28 players to receive a new senior contract, with Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden set to complete the remaining games of the delayed season with the club.

The Ireland international backs are in their final season at Leinster - McFadden will retire at the end of the campaign while is Kearney still assessing his options.

Lowe went back to his native New Zealand in March after the Covid-19 pandemic stopped the season.

He was not present for Leinster's return to training last week but on Monday morning the 27-year-old confirmed that he'll be sticking around for the long term having put pen to paper on a fresh contact.

"Excited to be staying in Dublin for another three years!" he tweeted.

Lowe - who came to Leinster from the Chiefs in 2017 - will become eligible to represent Ireland in November, qualifying to pull on the green shirt through World Rugby's three-year residency rule.

That rule has been extended to five years but Lowe arrived in Ireland when the three-year protocol existed.

The Guinness Pro14 season is due to resume on 22 August. Leinster will play their Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals against Saracens in mid-September.