South African Louw, 29, was lured to Llanelli by the the prospect of testing himself against the best in Europe.
"I wanted to play in the Heineken Cup as its something different to the Super 12 and the Powergen Cup will be awesome," said Louw.
But the second row hopes that his experiences of the Super 12 in South Africa and of French rugby with both Clermont Auvergne and Montferrand will mean Scarlets fans will get the best of him.
"In the Super 12 they tend to throw the ball around and do a lot of running, whereas in France I learnt a lot about mauling and scrummaging. Hopefully I can put the two together for the Scarlets" he said.
Louw joined up with the Scarlets two weeks ago and says that Llanelli's strength in depth will stand them in good stead for the gruelling season ahead.
"All the second rowers here are top quality players. I think to be the guy to play every game would be tough. You've got to play all of us - no-one can play thirty games in a row at this level"
The Welsh Rugby Union is forming a new Youth Board with a brief to help keep more young people involved in the game during their late teenage years and beyond. The first task of the fifteen strong Board will be to analyse and consider the issues which lead to a number of youngsters drifting away from the sport between the ages of 16 and 21. To apply visit www.wru.wales/youthboard
The Foster's Challenge Cup will involve the 12 Principality Premiership sides and will run during European and British & Irish Cup weeks, providing vital fixtures for the participating clubs and an opportunity for upcoming players to step up to semi-professional rugby and make a claim for starting places within the Premiership squads.
Eighty schools and colleges in Wales now have a full time rugby officer as part of the WRU's school club hub scheme. All of the school club hub officers recently gathered at the National Centre of Excellence for various workshops.
With Liam Williams forced out of the World Cup through injury, lock Luke Charteris and Skills Coach Neil Jenkins say they have to put yesterday's defeat behind them as Wales now look ahead to another physical encounter against South Africa in the quarter-finals of the Rugby World Cup.
WRU Consultant Head of Physical Performance Paul Stridgeon praises the Physical Performance department for their work and dedication as he addresses the media ahead of Wales' Pool A clash against Australia
Twelve young people have been selected to follow a one year WRU Coach Core apprenticeship programme. Coach Core was set up by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry as part of the Olympics legacy in 2012 and the Duke of Cambridge was on hand to meet the apprentices on their first day in the job. The programme has been funded by the Hunter Foundation.
The WRU has launched a campaign to create a long term legacy for Welsh club rugby by highlighting the advantages of volunteering. Rhian Edwards, a volunteer at Seven Sisters, has enjoyed many benefits of her volunteering at a grassroots rugby club including being part of the Rugby World Cup volunteer workforce after being nominated by the WRU - and the WRU is asking for more people to develop their 'Welsh rugby roots'.