|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.
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
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