The versatile Bath loose forward has the ability play in any position in the back row, which makes him an all-round threat to the opposition.
The former Stormers flanker has impressive breakdown skills and provides a significant physical presence which makes him a valuable asset for any team. Louw regularly finds himself in the Springbok starting lineup thanks to some sublime performances for club and nation.
His ability to steal the ball at the ruck and to form a vital link between the forwards and backline has seen him become one of the most respected forwards in world rugby.
He has once again been included in the Rugby Championship squad leading to the 2015 World Cup. The signing of a new long-term contract in early January 2016 will see Louw remain with Bath until at least 2019.
Louw was recalled into the Springboks squad ahead of the 2018 Rugby Championship having missed the June Tests against England.
The experienced openside flanker has represented his country 65 times.
In March 2019, Louw signed a new deal Bath Rugby having arrived in the West Country at the start of the 2011/12 season, making 130 appearances.
(LS March 12, 2019)
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