CAPE TOWN - South Africa loose-forward Francois Louw confirmed his retirement from international rugby on Sunday, the second of the Springboks' World Cup-winning side to call time on their careers in the green and gold.
Louw, who came off the replacement bench for captain Siya Kolisi in the 32-12 victory over England in the World Cup decider on Nov. 2, won 76 test caps having made his debut in 2010.
"I couldn't have asked for a more fulfilling career with the Springboks and I bow out with a full heart," he said in a media release from South Africa Rugby.
"I've had an amazing journey in international rugby. I've made friends for life in the game and created incredible memories with great people."
Bok coach Rassie Erasmus was full of praise for the contribution of the Bath loose-forward to their World Cup campaign.