Position: Back Row
Honours: South Africa (30 caps)
Date of birth: 15 June 1985
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Height: 190cm (6' 3")
Weight: 109kg (17st 2lb)
Minutes played925
Try assists0
Metres gained122
Turnovers won15
Turnovers conceded8
Lineouts Won0
Drop goals0
Yellow cards1
Red cards0

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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 over 30 appearances for South Africa since his debut against Wales in 2010, and has scored five tries, a tally he'll no doubt be hoping to extend following his inclusion in the Springboks squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. 

Last-gasp score for Bath Rugby seals victory at Ricoh Arena

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 

Louw, Agulla and Rokoduguni in action this week

29 October 2015

Bath Rugby players Francois Louw and Horacio Agulla will face each other in the Rugby World Cup Bronze Final this Friday at the Olympic Stadium (k.o. 20:00). Read more 

Louw in unchanged Bok XV for World Cup semi-final

21 October 2015

Bath Rugby flanker Francois Louw has been named in South Africa's unchanged starting XV to face New Zealand in the World Cup semi-final in Twickenham this Saturday (kick-off 16:00). Read more 

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