The Vodacom Bulls confirmed the signing the barn-storming loose-Forward/lock Elrigh Louw from the Southern Kings..
The 20-year-old is an impressive physical specimen, standing at 1.95m and weighing in at 112kg, with the former Junior Springbok flank ultimately sticking his hand up for the Southern Kings in the 2019/20 Guinness PRO14 before the COVID-19 pandemic put a hold on the global rugby season.
His signing further beefs up the Vodacom Bulls' loose forward stocks with the resumption of the domestic rugby season now within sight. BBCo Director of Rugby, Jake White, expressed his delight in Louw's signing as the franchise continues its preparation.
"We are delighted that Elrigh has agreed to join the #BullsFamily as he is a young flanker with a bright future. He has proven in the Guinness PRO14 that he can compete against the some of world rugby's finest players, and not only has he held his own but excelled while at it."
Louw attended and played rugby for Hoërskool Transvalia, which earned him a selection to the Falcons squad for the Under-18 Craven Week.
After school, Louw moved to Bloemfontein to join the Free State Cheetahs, representing them at Under-19 and Under-21 level. He was also called up to the South Africa Under-20 squad, representing them at the 2019 World Rugby Under 20 Championship in Argentina.
In 2019, Louw joined the Port Elizabeth-based franchise the Southern Kings. He made his first-class debut in the opening round of the 2019–20 Pro14 season.