Francois Louw rugby player
Francois Louw rugby player

Francois Louw

15th Jun 1985 1.90m/109kg Openside Flanker

What If The Springboks Needed To Select Players From Europe and Australasia For The Rugby Championship?

2 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Jacques Nienaber is set to kick off his tenure as the new Springbok coach during the Rugby Championship which is set to be held exclusively in New Zealand. However, Nienaber has...

Premiership Rugby Ins and Outs

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

When the Premiership returns on the 14th of August, it will be 159 days after the last match was staged with Bristol Bears defeating Harlequins to mark their fifth Premiership win in a row, their...

Biggest moves and transfer rumours of the week

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Another busy week in the player market this week with the major announcement of Beauden Barrett's move to Japan next year.   We recap some of the biggest moves of the week as well as some of...

Bath confirm the 16 players that will leave the club

3 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Bath have confirmed that sixteen players will leave the club.   In a statement released by the club, Bath thanked their departees:    "Bath Rugby would like to thank  the...

Ins and outs: A full list of the 2020/2021 Transfers

4 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

This is a list of player transfers involving all of the top flight leagues before or during the 2020-21 season.     Premiership BATH Players in: Ben Spencer (Saracens), Will...

Picking a form South African XV from the Premiership

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Premiership is home to 40 South African born players with 10 of those 40 on Sale Sharks' payroll.   The South Africans are some of the best players in the league, we take a look at form...

Analysis: The depth of South Africa's Pack

6 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The Springboks went through a major transformation under Rassie Erasmus in 2018 with the former Springbok introducing a new a number of new faces and changing the fortunes of the struggling...

PREDICTED: The Springbok 23 the Lions are likely to face in the first test

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Warren Gatland will have got somewhat of a good idea of some of the players he will face thanks to his stint with the Chiefs in Super Rugby and the Springboks unlikely to change too much from the World...

Post World Cup 2019 Retirees XV

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

Saying farewell isn't easy particularly when you have spent your life working towards the goal of representing your country but this was the decision several of test rugby’s leading lights made after...

Premiership to relax ban on releasing non-England players for Six Nations - Report

7 months ago by Ultimate Rugby

The postponement of the Six Nations until later this year teed up a potential stumbling block for the likes of Wales, Scotland and Italy with a number of their players currently representing Premiership...