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Francois Louw
South Africa
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Full name Louis-Francois Pickard Louw
Born June 15, 1985, Cape Town
Current age 29 years 127 days
Major teams Barbarians, Bath Rugby, Stormers, Western Province, South Africa
Position Flanker
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 240 lb
Relations Grandfather - JAJ Pickard

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2010-2014 34 29 5 25 5 0 0 0 23 11 0 67.64
IRB Rugby World Cup 2011-2011 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 66.66
The Rugby Championship 2010-2014 17 15 2 5 1 0 0 0 7 10 0 41.17

Career statistics
Test debut Wales v South Africa at Millennium Stadium, Jun 5, 2010 match details
Last Test New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Sep 13, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2011-2014 35 35 0 25 5 0 0 0 19 14 2 57.14
Bath Rugby 2011-2014 35 35 0 25 5 0 0 0 19 14 2 57.14
Profile

By the time of his Springbok debut in 2010 Louw had already racked up 50 appearances for Western Province as well as forming part of the Stormers' highly-successful loose trio alongside Schalk Burger and Duane Vermeulen. Having started their Super 14 final defeat to the Bulls in Soweto, Louw was rewarded with a call-up to the South Africa squad for their June Tests. He debuted against Wales in Cardiff before scoring his first Test try in a rout against France at his home ground, Newlands. He is the grandson of former Springbok lock Jan Pickard.

In July 2011 Bath announced the capture of the flanker on a three-year deal. The move sees Louw replace former skipper Luke Watson in the West Country side's backrow.

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Jun 14, 2014
South Africa's Francois Louw goes flying in on Wales' Matthew Morgan
South Africa's Francois Louw goes flying in on Wales' Matthew Morgan
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Nov 17, 2013
Francois Louw is carried off the field with a neck injury
Francois Louw is carried off the field with a neck injury
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Sep 28, 2013
South Africa's Francois Louw and Australia's Ben Mowen come to blows
South Africa's Francois Louw and Australia's Ben Mowen come to blows
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Sep 14, 2013
South Africa's Francois Louw and New Zealand's Dane Coles go toe-to-toe
South Africa's Francois Louw and New Zealand's Dane Coles go toe-to-toe
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