|Honours:||South Africa (52 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 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.
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
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
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