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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)
Games8
Minutes played600
Tries1
Points5
Try assists0
Tackles116
Carries49
Metres gained147
Turnovers won10
Turnovers conceded12
Lineouts Won0
Conversions0
Drop goals0
Penalties0
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. 

Cape Town homecoming for Louw against Ireland

9 June 2016

Francois Louw will earn his 44th Springbok cap in Saturday's Test match against Ireland in Cape Town. Read more 

Last-gasp score for Bath Rugby seals victory at Ricoh Arena

13 December 2015

Bath Rugby recorded their second victory of this season’s European Rugby Champions Cup with a last-gasp win over Wasps at the Ricoh Arena, 23-25. Read more 

Louw, Agulla and Rokoduguni in action this week

29 October 2015

Bath Rugby players Francois Louw and Horacio Agulla will face each other in the Rugby World Cup Bronze Final this Friday at the Olympic Stadium (k.o. 20:00). Read more 

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