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9 August 2013, 11:04pm

Francois Louw extends stay at Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby are thrilled to announce that Springbok flanker Francois Louw has signed a new long term deal with the Club.

Louw, a current member of the South African starting team with 19 caps to date, joined Bath in 2011 and instantly showed his quality with a string of Man of the Match performances.

He's gone on to become a key performer in the Blue, Black and White since, including scoring the memorable match-winning try at the end of last season against Leicester Tigers at the Rec. Having become one of world rugby's premier back-row players, he was a player in great demand, so the Club are delighted he has chosen to stay in the West Country and commit himself to helping push Bath forward.

Speaking of Louw's new deal, Bath Director of Rugby Gary Gold said: "Flo is truly a world class player, and the fact that he was so keen to stay with us says great things about what we are working to create here. He could have chosen his club, and he chose to stay with us. We are delighted to have him on board."

Louw himself added: "I love playing at Bath and absolutely believe in where we're going, so signing a new deal was a no-brainer for me. I'm just happy it's all sorted so I can get back to work."

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