Stuart Lancaster has no doubt that James Lowe is back to his best and ready to return to the Irish team which faces Italy this Sunday if selected.
The 29-year-old winger marked his first game in five weeks with a superb long-range finish in his near half-hour off the bench against the Ospreys last Saturday night, thus demonstrating he had fully recovered from the hamstring injury which ruled him out of Ireland’s opener at home to Wales and the trip to Paris.
It was Lowe’s 37th try in 59 games for Leinster, and Lancaster said: “To come back and provide the energy that he always does, but also show that he is back to full pace and power was pleasing.”
Lancaster believes that Lowe has “matured a lot” in his four and a half seasons in Irish rugby.
“He came across from New Zealand and he had amazing natural talent, and his infectious perso …