Francois Louw

Born: June 1, 1985 (age 32)

Height: 6'2.5" (190cm)
Weight: 17st 13lb (114kg)

Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa

Position: Flanker
Sports Mole has 32 articles about Francois Louw. Articles 1 to 32:
South Africa's Francois Louw during a training session on June 18, 2013
Francois Louw charged by RFU
Bath flanker Francois Louw is charged by the RFU over an alleged eye gouge on Courtney Lawes during his side's 15-14 defeat at the hands of Northampton Saints.
May 4, 22:33
South Africa's Francois Louw during a training session on June 18, 2013
Francois Louw: 'Unity will keep Bath going'
Francois Louw says Bath's unity will help them overcome their poor form to climb the Aviva Premiership table.
Dec 6, 15:51
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw stands proudly with a bloody nose on August 15, 2015
Richie McCaw cleared to play in Rugby World Cup final
New Zealand captain Richie McCaw will be available for the Rugby World Cup after escaping a citing for a collision in the semi-final.
Oct 25, 21:56
Schalk Brits of South Africa in action during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Samoa at Villa Park on September 26, 2015
Result: South Africa book last-eight spot with thumping win over USA
South Africa book their spot in the quarter-finals of the 2015 Rugby World Cup with a 64-0 win over USA in London.
Oct 7, 18:43
South Africa's wing Bryan Habana waves before a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton community stadium in Brighton, south east England on September 19, 2015
Live Commentary: South Africa 64-0 USA - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage of South Africa's 64-0 thrashing of the USA at the Rugby World Cup.
Oct 7, 16:15
Ayumu Goromaru of Japan celebrates scoring his team's second try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton Community Stadium on September 19, 2015
Result: Late Japan try stuns South Africa
A late try from Karne Hesketh gives Japan a 34-32 victory over South Africa, after the Springboks had been reduced to 14-men when Coenraad Oosthuizen received a yellow.
Sep 19, 18:50
Japan's back row Michael Leitch (C) scores a try during a Pool B match of the 2015 Rugby World Cup between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton community stadium in Brighton, south east England on September 19, 2015
Half-Time Report: South Africa hold narrow lead over spirited Japan
Japan more than match South Africa in an entertaining first half of the Rugby World Cup Pool B opener, with the Springboks holding a narrow 12-10 lead in Brighton.
Sep 19, 17:36
Ayumu Goromaru of Japan celebrates scoring his team's second try during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between South Africa and Japan at the Brighton Community Stadium on September 19, 2015
Live Commentary: South Africa 32-34 Japan - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's coverage of Japan's shock win over South Africa in their opening match at the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 19, 16:16
Captain Jean de Villiers of South Africa looks onduring the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour match between Wales and South Africa at Millennium Stadium on November 29, 2014
Jean de Villiers returns to South Africa side for Japan game
South Africa captain Jean de Villiers returns to the side for Saturday's World Cup opener with Japan.
Sep 16, 17:54
Captain Jean de Villiers of South Africa looks onduring the Castle Lager Outgoing Tour match between Wales and South Africa at Millennium Stadium on November 29, 2014
South Africa expect fully-fit squad
South Africa team doctor Craig Roberts confirms that the side are likely to be fully fit for their opening game of the Rugby World Cup.
Sep 7, 15:37
Morne Steyn of South Africa scores a try during the Tri Nations match between South Africa and the All Blacks at the Absa Stadium on August 1, 2009
Heyneke Meyer unveils World Cup team, Marcell Coetzee, Cornal Hendricks miss out
South Africa head coach Heyneke Meyer names his Rugby World Cup 31-man squad, with regulars in recent years Marcell Coetzee and Cornal Hendricks missing out.
Aug 29, 08:09
Bath players Peter Stringer and George Ford celebrate after Stringer had scored as Tommy Bell of the Tigers looks on during the Aviva Premiership semi final match between Bath Rugby and Leicester Tigers at Recreation Ground on May 23, 2015
Result: Bath hammer Leicester Tigers to reach Aviva Premiership final
Bath hammer Leicester Tigers 47-10 at the Recreation Ground to reach the Aviva Premiership final for the first time since 2004.
May 23, 19:01
Bath centre Sam Burgess runs through the Sale defence during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath Rugby and Sale Sharks at Recreation Ground on March 6, 2015
Sam Burgess 'won't struggle' in international rugby
Francois Louw tips his Bath teammate Sam Burgess to become an England international flanker.
May 18, 05:32
Marland Yarde of Harlequins is tackled by Matt Banahan of Bath Rugby during the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and Bath Rugby at Twickenham Stoop on May 8, 2015
Result: George Ford kicks late penalty as Bath beat Harlequins
Ugo Monye scores twice, but Harlequins fall to narrow 27-26 defeat at home to Bath.
May 8, 21:35
Marland Yarde of Harlequins scores a try during the Aviva Premiership match between Harlequins and London Welsh at Twickenham Stoop on October 4, 2014
Video: Premiership rugby players' car knowledge tested in Green Flag prank
Players from Wasps, Harlequins and Bath face trick questions about cars in a prank video by breakdown provider Green Flag.
Mar 26, 15:53
New Rugby Union generic
Result: Bath keep alive Champions Cup hopes with impressive Toulouse victory
Bath Rugby beat Toulouse 35-18 to keep alive their European Rugby Champions Cup hopes in a make-or-break battle at Stade Ernest-Wallon.
Jan 18, 17:13
Bath's English centre Sam Burgess looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup rugby union match between Bath and Montpellier at the Recreation Ground in Bath, south west England on December 12, 2014
Mike Ford: 'More to come from Sam Burgess
Bath head coach Mike Ford insists that Sam Burgess is still "a long way from where he needs to be" following his switch from rugby league to rugby union.
Jan 11, 06:59
Bath's English centre Sam Burgess looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup rugby union match between Bath and Montpellier at the Recreation Ground in Bath, south west England on December 12, 2014
Team News: Sam Burgess to make first Bath Rugby start
Sam Burgess and Francois Louw will make their first starts of the season in Bath Rugby's meeting with Montpellier tomorrow night.
Dec 11, 12:48
Stormers captain Schalk Burger chats to Referee Jaco Peyper during the Super Rugby match between DHL Stormers and Cell C Sharks at DHL Newlands Stadium on July 12, 2014
South Africa call up Schalk Burger to replace the injured Francois Louw
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer selects Suntory's Schalk Burger as a replacement for the injured Francois Louw for the final two Rugby Championship Tests.
Sep 17, 19:19
South Africa's Francois Louw during a training session on June 18, 2013
South Africa flanker Francois Louw to miss rest of Rugby Championship
South Africa flanker Francois Louw is to miss the rest of the Rugby Championship with a pinched nerve in his neck.
Sep 16, 17:48
Bath's George Ford takes on the Newcastle Falcons defence during their Aviva Premiership match on February 8, 2014
Result: Bath ease past Newcastle Falcons
Bath Rugby score three second-half tries to seal a 24-6 win over Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership.
Feb 8, 16:59
Ben Youngs of Leicester Tigers takes possesion during the Aviva Premiership match between Leicester Tigers and Bath at Welford Road on January 5, 2014
Result: Leicester Tigers, Bath Rugby ends in a draw
Leicester Tigers get a late try to secure a draw against Bath Rugby.
Jan 5, 16:07
South Africa celebrate a try as George North of Wales looks dejected during an International between Wales and South Africa at Millennium Stadium on November 9, 2013
Result: South Africa defeat Wales in Cardiff
South Africa defeat Wales 24-15 in their Autumn International at the Millennium Stadium.
Nov 9, 19:24
South Africa's Francois Louw during a training session on June 18, 2013
Francois Louw extends Bath Rugby contract
South African flanker Francois Louw signs a new long-term contract with Bath Rugby.
Aug 10, 14:14
Tom Heathcote converts a penalty against Agen on January 12, 2013
Result: Narrow win for Bath
Bath climb to sixth in the Aviva Premiership table with a narrow 27-26 win over Leicester Tigers.
Apr 20, 16:15
Freddie Burns playing for England against New Zealand in December 2012
Preview: Bath vs. Gloucester Rugby
Sports Mole looks ahead to Friday's Aviva Premiership derby between Bath and Gloucester at the Recreation Ground.
Feb 28, 18:36
Bath
Result: Three red cards in ill-tempered clash between Leicester Tigers and Bath
Tempers flare as 14-man Leicester beat 13-man Bath.
Dec 1, 14:34
Matt Banahan
Preview: Leicester Tigers vs. Bath
Sports Mole previews Saturday's meeting between Leicester and Bath in the Aviva Premiership at Welford Road.
Nov 30, 19:54
Matt Banahan
Team News: Matt Banahan returns for Bath
Matt Banahan returns to the Bath side for the first time since the second week of Premiership action while London Welsh include Gavin Henson in their starting XV.
Nov 2, 14:48
Ben Williams
Result: Bath Rugby secure win over Exeter Chiefs in tight game
Bath Rugby secure a 23-15 win over Exeter Chiefs in the Aviva Premier League game at the Recreation Ground.
Oct 27, 16:34
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Result: Bath earn dramatic win in France
A late try from Francois Louw earns Bath a dramatic 27-22 win at French side Agen in the Amlin Challenge Cup.
Oct 18, 21:42
Northampton Saints
Result: Northampton 22-13 Bath
Northampton beat Bath 22-13 at Franklin's Gardens.
Dec 24, 17:00



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