|Honours:||South Africa (30 caps)|
|Date of birth:||15 June 1985|
|Birthplace:||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Height:||190cm (6' 3")|
|Weight:||109kg (17st 2lb)|
Originally from Cape Town, Springbok Francois Louw joined Bath Rugby in 2011. The hard-hitting flanker was an integral component of the Stormers pack in Super Rugby, and has represented Western Province over 60 times.
Highly regarded for his defensive skills, Louw is an influential presence in the back row who can not only create havoc at the breakdown, but is also skillful and quick in attack.
The 6ft 4in, 17st 5lb Louw has made close to a half-century of Test appearances for South Africa since his debut against Wales in 2010, and has scored eight tries - the latest of which came in the 2015 World Cup.
9 June 2016
Francois Louw will earn his 44th Springbok cap in Saturday's Test match against Ireland in Cape Town. Read more
18 May 2016
Bath Rugby’s Francois Louw has this month been on a trip to witness first-hand the growth of the game in the United States. Read more
13 December 2015
Bath Rugby recorded their second victory of this season’s European Rugby Champions Cup with a last-gasp win over Wasps at the Ricoh Arena, 23-25. Read more