Martiens Louw
Full names: Marthinus Johannes
Date of birth: 20 Apr 1938
Place of birth: Germiston
School: Vereeniging
Springbok no: 454
Debut test province: Transvaal
Physical: 1.87m, 97.52kg
Date of death: 12 Oct 2013 (Age 75)

Test summary: Tests: 2 Tries: 0
First Test: 31 Jul 1971 Age:33 Loose-head Prop against Australia at Brisbane Exhibition Ground, Brisbane
Last Test: 7 Aug 1971 Age:33 Loose-head Prop against Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Test history:
31 Jul 197133Loose-head PropAustraliaWin: 14-6 Brisbane Exhibition Ground, BrisbaneTvl
07 Aug 197133Loose-head PropAustraliaWin: 18-6 Sydney Cricket Ground, SydneyTvl

Martiens Louw

Martiens Louw was a member of the Springbok side led by Hannes Marais which toured unbeaten through Australia in 1971.

Louw only played in 2 Tests but played for Transvaal from 1969 to 1974. In 1971 he was a member of Piet Greyling’s Transvaal side who shared the Currie Cup with Northern Transvaal. The next year when Transvaal won the Currie Cup, by beating Eastern Transvaal in Springs, Louw could not play due to a broken ankle.

Louw also played for Veeeniging club, those days one of the stronger clubs in the Transvaal region, where he played with Gerald Bosch, Piet Bosman and Piet Botha.

Later in life Louw was a Transvaal selector and vice-chairman of the Vall Triangle Rugby Union, when they became a seperate Union. He also coached Vaal Triangle.