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 played1039
Try assists0
Metres gained286
Turnovers won16
Turnovers conceded4
Lineouts Won0
Drop goals0
Yellow cards0
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. 

Louw continues for South Africa to take on USA

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 

Louw in line to face Scotland in RWC

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 

Louw returns to face Japan

16 September 2015

Bath Rugby flanker Francois Louw will return from injury to start for South Africa on Saturday in their Rugby World Cup opener against Japan, kick-off 16.45. Read more 

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