Stormers hunting Bok flank

    2012-05-02 22:44
    Cape Town - The Stormers are eager to regain the services of Springbok flank Francois Louw after an injury crisis at loose forward.

    Die Burger reports the Capetonians are working hard to gain the services of an experienced loose forward and they have Louw in their sights.

    The Stormers are short of loose forward experience with Schalk Burger, Duane Vermeulen and Nick Koster all out with knee injuries.

    The trio that did duty in their last match against the Force - Siya Kolisa, Rynhardt Elstadt and Nizaam Carr - did exceptionally well but lack experience.

    And Louw could just provide that much needed experience. He was one of their stars in 2010 and 2011, with his ball-poaching ability at the breakdowns earning him his Springbok colours.

    He left Western Province in July last year to take up a contract with English club Bath, whom he captained this year.

    Despite also recovering from a knee injury sustained on 24 March this year, he is expected to be ready for action shortly.

    The 26-year-old has played 10 Tests for the Springboks since he made his debut against Wales in Cardiff in 2010. His last Test was South Africa's agonising 11-9 World Cup quarter-final defeat to Australia in Wellington, New Zealand last year.

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