Michael Lowry (rugby union)

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Michael Lowry
Date of birth (1998-08-20) 20 August 1998 (age 22)
Place of birthBelfast, Northern Ireland
Height1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight79 kg (12.4 st; 174 lb)
SchoolRoyal Belfast Academical Institution
Rugby union career
Position(s) Fly-half, Fullback
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2017– Banbridge 4 (12)
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
2018– Ulster 42 (56)
Correct as of 10 April 2021
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
2018 Ireland U20 1 (0)
Correct as of 17 June 2018

Michael Lowry (born 20 August 1998) is a rugby union player from Northern Ireland, currently playing for Pro14 and European Rugby Champions Cup side Ulster. He plays as a fly-half or fullback.

Early life[edit]

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, 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,[1] allowing him to win the clean sweep of trophies, before going on to represent Ulster at under-17, under-18 and under-19 level, as well as Ireland at under-19 level.[2]

Ulster[edit]

Lowry made his senior debut for Ulster on 29 September 2018, featuring off the bench in the provinces 64–7 defeat at the hands of Munster.[3][4] He made his European Rugby Champions Cup debut in Ulster's 24–10 win against English side Leicester Tigers in round 1 of the 2018–19 tournament on 13 October 2018.[5] He signed his first senior contract with Ulster in February 2019, and joined the senior squad ahead of the 2019–20 season.[6] Following a strong season in the Championship, Lowry was named to the 2020–21 Pro14 Dream Team.[7]

Ireland[edit]

Lowry debuted for Ireland under-20s in their final match of the 2018 World Rugby Under 20 Championship against Japan, which Ireland won 39–33.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Lowry ready to make up for lost time with Ulster". Belfast Telegraph. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Michael Lowry Banbridge RFC Profile". Banbridge RFC. Retrieved 2 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Warwick set for 100th cap in Thomond Park". Ulster Rugby. 28 September 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Academy due make Senior debuts". Ulster Rugby. 3 October 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Ulster 24 Leicester Tigers 10". Ulster Rugby. 13 October 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Academy trio commit futures to Ulster". Ulster Rugby. 20 February 2019. Retrieved 2 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "The Media Votes are in - Who made the Guinness PRO14 Dream Team?". Pro14 rugby. Retrieved 1 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Ireland U-20s Secure World Championship Status With Winning Finish". Irish Rugby. 17 June 2018. Retrieved 2 April 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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