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"
Porthcawl recently received a WRU facilities grant and funding from Natwest RugbyForce in order to give their changing rooms a facelift. This came after receiving £10,000 in a WRU facilities grant last year to tarmac their car park. The improvements have already helped to make the club more accessible, not only for their own members and players but for the whole community.
The Welsh Rugby Union has launched a new, accredited Safeguarding and Protecting Children course - funded by the WRU and delivered in partnership with Sport Wales and the NSPCC - fo rugby club volunteers around Wales.
The SWALEC semi-final draws threw up some mouth-watering clashes in the Cup, Plate and Bowl as the 12 teams aim for the Millennium Stadium Finals Day. All the semi-finals are to be played on the weekend of April 12.
Welsh whistler Rhys Thomas continues to scale the heights of the game as he prepares to be an official in this weekend's Hong Kong Sevens tournament, undoubtedly the showpiece event on the World Series calendar.
Wales International Ian Evans and Wales and Lions legend Scott Quinnell swapped rugby balls for paint pots at Tonna during the RBS 6 Nations. They surprised club players with a special clubhouse makeover to launch NatWest RugbyForce 2014 - a programme developed in partnership with the WRU to make rugby clubs stronger businesses by improving and renovating their facilities with the support of volunteers and the local community.
Fresh from claiming the Bowl honours in Tokyo last Sunday, the Wales Sevens squad have settled into their routine as they prepare for this weekend's Hong Kong tournament where Iolo Evans is aiming high, as WRU TV's Graeme Gillespie discovers.