A former rugby union star who now plays for the Melbourne Rebels says he has been a “great support” for him during his recovery from shoulder surgery.
The Irish Times has been following former South Australian rugby league player David Laidlaw for years.
Laidlaw played four games for the Rebels last season and was the club’s leading try scorer with 17.
Layinglaw was injured in the shoulder on his return from a hamstring injury that had kept him out of the Rugby League World Cup in Australia.
He is now back at the top level of Australian rugby.
Lowden, who played three games for Brisbane Broncos last season, played three Tests for Ireland, including a series victory against South Africa in September.