Originally from Cape Town, Springbok Francois Louw joined Bath Rugby in 2011.
The hard hitting flanker had been an intergral part of the Super 15 Stormers side throughout the last two seasons, and has represented Western Province over 60 times.
Highly regarded for his defensive skills, Louw will provide Bath with another strong back row option, who can not only create havoc at the breakdown for opposing teams, but is also skilful and quick in attack.
The 6ft 4in, 17st 5lb back row player has also made seven appearances for South Africa since his debut against Wales in 2010, and he has scored two tries in that short time. More recently, he was selected to be part of the Springbok squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.
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