|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 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.
6 October 2015
Bath Rugby’s Francois Louw will run out against the USA on Wednesday, as Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer goes for continuity for the Springboks’ final Rugby World Cup Pool B match. Read more
30 September 2015
Bath Rugby flanker, Francois Louw, will once again line-up for the Springboks on Saturday when they take on Scotland in a must-win Pool B Rugby World Cup encounter, kick-off 16.45. Read more