Leinster’s new signing James Lowe flew into Dublin last week beneath the radar and has enjoyed his time settling into life in Ireland.
“It’s been lovely. The sun’s been out. I thought everyone’s been lying to me about the weather over here.” said Lowe.
Lowe has won four caps for the Maori All Blacks, which includes starting at full-back against the British and Irish Lions in the summer.
The former Chiefs left wing is eager to get going as potentially the last Project Player to come in under the three-year residency rule.
The25-year-old began raining with Leinster Rugby yesterday and is already excited to make his debut.
“If everything goes well and I do get picked to play, I’m sure it will be a very exciting moment,” he said.
“I’m excited to challenge myself in a new environment,” he added.
“In my first few days here, it is very professional, very well-resourced.
“I’m excited to explore a new part of the world, more than anything.
“New Zealand is very, very sheltered, although we did do a fair bit of travelling in Super Rugby.”