|Date of birth||15 June 1985|
Francois Louw is the Grandson of former South Africa international Jan Pickard. The flanker plays his club rugby with the Western Province and the Stormers in Super Rugby. Louw made his debut at the Millennium Stadium against Wales in June 2010 and went on to figure in the Tri-Nations. Louw has some try-scoring prowess, memorably touching down in his first Test on home soil, at his home ground Newlands. He will join Bath after the World Cup.