Louw set to reject SA offers

2012-11-09 10:19

Cape Town - Loose forward Francois Louw is poised to turn down suitors from South Africa and opt to continue his career at English club Bath.

According to the Bath Cronicle website, Bath coach Gary Gold is confident that Louw, who is midway through a three-year deal, will extend his stay in the West Country.

Long-term injuries in the Springbok loose forward ranks have given Louw the opportunity to make the openside flank berth his own.

While Gold expects significant South African competition for Louw’s signature, he strongly believes that the 13-cap Bok will remain by the River Avon.

“I’m sure there will be pressure for him to go back home but I’m confident we can retain him,” said Gold. “I don’t think retaining Francois is a problem.”

Louw joined Bath for the 2011/12 season from Western Province/Stormers.

Last month Bath confirmed the signing of another WP loose forward, Nick Koster.


  • The.whiz.777 - 2012-11-09 10:32

    I would too, he'll be left out again if he returns to SA. Bly daar en verdien ponde!

  • bevan.smith.7 - 2012-11-09 11:15

    Dont understand why HM doesnt just choose players from anywhere in the world. This is the age of professionalism. Doesnt make you less South African if you play for a club in Europe.

      deon.louw.7505 - 2012-11-09 13:04

      He did, Brits, Louw and Pienaar to name a few.

      Denver Branden Woodington - 2012-11-09 14:45

      if he was to choose players from all over the world it would lead to most of the promising and best rugby players in the country leaving in search of pounds and euros. It will weaken our local tournaments, currie cup and super rugby and it will be of poor standard. The same as our soccer.

  • Sammy Willow - 2012-11-09 13:10

    gold was a really good fowards coach

  • BoyvandieSuburbs - 2012-11-09 14:10

    I wonder what they do after a game in Bath, bath?

      Billy - 2012-11-10 13:44

      flouw joke?

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