Bath have announced that Springbok flanker Francois Louw has signed a new long-term deal with the club.
Louw, a current member of the South African starting team with 19 caps to date, joined Bath in 2011 and instantly showed his quality with a string of Man of the Match performances.
Louw has gone on to become a key performer in the Blue, Black and White since, including scoring the memorable match-winning try at the end of last season against Leicester Tigers at the Rec.
Having become one of world rugby's premier back-row players, he was a player in great demand, so the club are delighted he has chosen to stay in the West Country and commit himself to helping push Bath forward.
"Flo is truly a world class player, and the fact that he was so keen to stay with us says great things about what we are working to create here," said Bath Director of Rugby, Gary Gold.
"He could have chosen his club, and he chose to stay with us. We are delighted to have him on board."
"I love playing at Bath and absolutely believe in where we're going, so signing a new deal was a no-brainer for me. I'm just happy it's all sorted so I can get back to work," said Louw.