What former and current rugby players had to say following the retirement of Springbok great Francois Louw.
You will def be missed my bud. All the best with the new career💪💪
— Duane Vermeulen (@duane_vermeulen) June 20, 2020
You absolute legend!🙌🏼
— Jesse Kriel (@JesseKriel15) June 20, 2020
Great career Flo congratulations boet🍺
— Jacques Burger (@Nabasboer) June 20, 2020
Congrats on a fantastic career Flo, best of luck with your next step 👊
— Brad Barritt (@bradbarritt) June 20, 2020
Unbelievable career mate – legend of SA rugby! Wish you all the best in the next part of your journey!! 👏🏻👏🏻
— Joel Stransky (@stranners) June 20, 2020
You were always that guy .. never looking for a prize , a medal , the limelight , an easy shift .. congratulations on an exceptional career ! It was a pleasure to meet you , ref you from school days all the way to the top of the tree ! You can be v proud !
— Jonathan Kaplan (@RefJK) June 20, 2020
— Bakkies Botha (@BakkiesBotha4) June 20, 2020
Well done on an amazing career Flo 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Jacques Botes (@JacquesBotes6) June 20, 2020
Congrats bud! Amazing shift👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— M I K E R H O D E S (@MikeRhodes7) June 20, 2020
Well done Flo👏🏻👏🏻 Enjoy the retirement beers🍺
— Deon Fourie (@Deonf) June 20, 2020
Congrats bud. Unbelievable innings. Enjoy the next chapter 🍻
— nic groom (@nicgroom) June 20, 2020
Well done bud, was fantastic sharing some of it with you. Your best also still to come in this next chapter in the real world. 👏👏👏
— John Smit (@JohnSmit123) June 20, 2020
You were a hellavu roomie. See you on the other side. 😬 all the best
— Pat Cilliers (@Pat_Cilliers) June 20, 2020
— Petrus du Plessis (@PetrusduPlessis) June 20, 2020
Great career Flo… enjoy life after rugby!!!
— Victor matfield (@VictorMatfield) June 20, 2020
Well done on your career you can be really proud of your rugby adventure I am sure your family specially are! Now you can join us when we s! 😊👍😂Good luck in your future endeavors which I am sure will be just as stellar!!
— Rob Louw (@roblouw6) June 20, 2020
Thanks for always putting your body on the line Flo. From WP, Sormers and finally at the Boks. You were always prepared to put your head in a dark place for your team and for that i will always be unbelievably grateful. But above all that you are just a lekker oke. Cheers Flo
— Jacques Nienaber (@jacnienaber) June 20, 2020
Incredibly lekker china. Welcome to the other side. Amazing career mate 👏👏.
— James Horwill (@JHorwill) June 20, 2020
What an amazing career you had , setting the bar so high no just in rugby but also in life being such a good friend!! I wish you all the best in the next chapter my good friend!! Salud amigo !!
— Horacio Agulla (@horacitoagulla) June 20, 2020
— Byron Field (@Fielby84) June 20, 2020
One of the greats hands down. THAT turnover vs Wales in RWC 2019 SF off the bench was you epitomized! 😡🤣 Big game player and arguably the best player over the ball in our generation. Immense shift at WP, Bath & in green & gold. Beer soon 👊🏼 @FloLouw https://t.co/F8cGX5PDO8
— Jamie Roberts (@Jamiehuwroberts) June 21, 2020
— Stefan Terblanche (@StefanT15) June 20, 2020
— Bryan Habana (@BryanHabana) June 20, 2020
Congrats Flo, from your first test match in Cardiff to your last one in Yokohama , what a journey and such fun , you have been superb . A great player , great friend ❤️wishing you all the best https://t.co/MyB1TpsxOK
— Annelee Murray (@AnneleeM) June 20, 2020
— Gary Gold (@Garygoldrugby) June 20, 2020
— Springboks (@Springboks) June 20, 2020
You can walk away with your head held high and brilliant lifelong memories Flo! https://t.co/8aYljinNNW
— Cobus Visagie (@Drieman3) June 21, 2020
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