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.

Louw named amongst replacements for World Cup opener

18 September 2019

Bath Rugby's Francois Louw has been named on the bench as the Springboks field an unchanged 23 for the first time since the 2015 Rugby World Cup for their opening match against New Zealand in Yokohama on Saturday. Read more 

International round-up

9 September 2019

Bath Rugby had a number of senior players involved over the weekend on international duty as England and South Africa continued their preparations for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Read more 

Francois Louw amongst replacements for Japan test

5 September 2019

Bath Rugby's Francois Louw has been named in the replacements as South Africa gear up for their final World Cup warm-up match against hosts Japan, ahead of their opener against New Zealand. Read more 

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