The Springboks arrived in two groups at their Kensington hotel in London on Sunday. Photo: @Springboks on twitter
The Springboks arrived in two groups at their Kensington hotel in London on Sunday. Photo: @Springboks on twitter
The Springboks departed South Africa in two groups on Sunday. Photo: @Springboks on twitter
The Springboks departed South Africa in two groups on Sunday. Photo: @Springboks on twitter

JOHANNESBURG – The South African Springboks departed Johannesburg for their end-of-year tour on Saturday.
Here is a factfile for South Africa's tour of Europe during November (all kick-off times GMT):

Fixtures

November 3
At Twickenham, London
England v South Africa (1300)

November 10
At Stade de France, Paris
France v South Africa (2005)

November 17
At Murrayfield, Edinburgh
Scotland v South Africa (1720)

November 24
At Principality Stadium, Cardiff
Wales v South Africa (1720)

The Springboks arrived at their Kensington hotel in London on Sunday. Photo: @Springboks on twitter
The Springboks arrived at their Kensington hotel in London on Sunday. Photo: @Springboks on twitter

The South Africa squad is:

Forwards (20)

Eben Etzebeth, Steven Kitshoff, Siya Kolisi (capt), Wilco Louw, Frans Malherbe, Bongi Mbonambi, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, JD Schickerling, Pieter-Steph du Toit (all Western Province), Lood de Jager, Trevor Nyakane, RG Snyman (all Blue Bulls), Malcolm Marx, Franco Mostert, Warren Whiteley (all Golden Lions), Schalk Brits (unattached), Vincent Koch (Saracens/ENG), Francois Louw (Bath/ENG), Duane Vermeulen (Kubota Spears/JPN), Thomas du Toit (Sharks)

Backs (16)

Damian de Allende, Ruhan Nel, Sergeal Petersen, Damian Willemse (all Province), Jesse Kriel, Embrose Papier, Handre Pollard, Ivan van Zyl (all Bulls), Andre Esterhuizen, Sibusiso Nkosi, Louis Schreuder (all Sharks), Aphiwe Dyantyi, Elton Jantjies (both Lions), Gio Aplon (Toyota Verblitz/JPN), Cheslin Kolbe (Toulouse/FRA), Wille le Roux (Wasps/ENG)

Coach: Johan 'Rassie' Erasmus (RSA)

The Springboks arrived in two groups at their Kensington hotel in London on Sunday. Photo: @Springboks on twitter
The Springboks arrived in two groups at their Kensington hotel in London on Sunday. Photo: @Springboks on twitter

South Africa away Test records 

(played, won, drawn, lost, points scored, points conceded):

England    21 11 1 9 338 364
France      19 13 1 5 363 273
Scotland   18 13 0 5 427 162
Wales       20 15 1 4 389 299

World rankings

3. Wales, 4. England, 5. South Africa, 6. Scotland, 8. France

Agence France-Presse (AFP)