Full name Louis-Francois Pickard Louw
Born June 15, 1985, Cape Town
Current age 31 years 288 days
Major teams Barbarians, Bath Rugby, Stormers, Western Province, South Africa
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 242 lb
Relations Grandfather - JAJ Pickard
|IRB Rugby World Cup||2011-2015||10||7||3||15||3||0||0||0||7||3||0||70.00|
|The Rugby Championship||2010-2016||25||23||2||5||1||0||0||0||9||16||0||36.00|
|Test debut||Wales v South Africa at Millennium Stadium, Jun 5, 2010 match details|
|Last Test||South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Oct 8, 2016 match details|
|Test Statsguru||Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list|
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.