Francois Louw

Position: Back Row
Honours: South Africa (52 caps)
Date of birth: 15 June 1985
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Height: 190cm (6' 3")
Weight: 109kg (17st 2lb)
Minutes played767
Try assists0
Metres gained99
Turnovers won12
Turnovers conceded9
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 close to over 50 Test appearances for South Africa since his debut against Wales in 2010, scoring eight tries. 

As one of the longest serving members of the squad, Louw agreed fresh terms with the Club in 2019, keeping him at Bath until the end of the 2019/20 season.

International Round-Up

12 August 2019

Bath Rugby had a number of internationals in action over the weekend and here's a recap of how they got on. Francois Louw's South Africa won their first Rugby Championship title since 2009 and Jonathan Joseph, Charlie Ewels, Anthony Watson and Joe Cokanasiga all represented England as Eddie Jones' side halted Wales' 14-game unbeaten run. Read more 

Louw named in Springboks squad to face Argentina

8 August 2019

Bath Rugby's Francois Louw has been named among the replacements, as South Africa bid to win the Rugby Championship for the first time since 2009. Read more 

Bath Rugby quintet feature as England triumph at Twickenham

3 June 2019

A youthful England side held off a second-half comeback from the Barbarians in a 13-try thriller at Twickenham Stadium yesterday afternoon. Read more 

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