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 Wales Women's team headed to Dare Valley Country Park on a team bonding exercise as the entire squad got together for the very first time in preparation for this season's Six Nations championship which kicks off on Saturday with a clash against defending champions Ireland, in Donnybrook.
Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland discusses his team selection for the opening round of the RBS 6 Nations where he leads his side against Ireland, on Sunday. As WRU TV's Luke Brodley discovers, Gatland is fully aware of the challenges the defending champions pose
WRUTV caught up with Wales Women captain Rachel Taylor at the RBS 6 Nations launch and how a good crowd really helps boost the girls performance. Tickets for all three Women's home games at The Gnoll, Neath are available from www.wru.wales/tickets