|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.
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
27 May 2019
Bath Rugby's Ben Obano, Tom Dunn, Tom Ellis and Elliott Stooke have been called up to Jim Mallinder's England squad who face the Barbarians in the Quilter Cup clash at Twickenham Stadium on Sunday 2 June (KO 3:30pm). Read more