Francois Louw

Position: Back Row
Honours: South Africa (74 caps)
Date of birth: 15 June 1985
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Height: 190cm (6' 3")
Weight: 109kg (17st 2lb)
Minutes played1021
Try assists0
Metres gained276
Turnovers won0
Turnovers conceded12
Lineouts Won0
Drop goals0
Yellow cards0
Red cards1

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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.

Bath Rugby battle storm with Worcester win

15 February 2020

Bath Rugby climbed up to fourth in the Gallagher Premiership with a clutching 22-21 win over Worcester Warriors at Sixways Stadium on Saturday. Read more 

Louw included in South Africa squad for Wales clash

24 October 2019

Bath Rugby’s Francois Louw will look to help South Africa progress through to the Rugby World Cup Final after being named as a replacement for their clash against Wales on Sunday (kick-off 09:00 – live on ITV). Read more 

International round-up - England and South Africa seal semi-final spots

21 October 2019

Bath Rugby’s Sam Underhill, Anthony Watson, Jonathan Joseph and Francois Louw all featured in quarter-final action over the weekend, as England and South Africa sealed their places in the last four of the Rugby World Cup last four. Read more 

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