Ireland international Michael Lowry is the latest player to commit his long-term future to Ulster, with the full-back signing a new three year contract.

The 23-year-old's current deal still had more than 12 months to run, but his new contract will see him remain at Kingspan Stadium until the summer of 2025.

Lowry has cemented his place at full-back for the province this season, scoring three tries in his team's four pool matches in the Heineken Champions Cup, leading to a nomination for European Player of the Year.

His form this season has also led to a first Ireland cap, scoring two tries on his debut against Italy in the Six Nations in February.

He's the third young Ulster back to sign long-term contracts this week, after Robert Baloucoune and Stewart Moore also agreed three-year deals a year early.

Ulster head Coach, Dan McFarland, said: "Mike has played a fundamental part in our squad, developing over the last number of years into a Test level 15.

"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."

Lowry added: "I'm delighted to extend my time with Ulster. I’m excited to see what we can achieve in the next few seasons, and I definitely want to be a part of something special with this group."

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