Gloucester Rugby’s last five matches in Aviva Premiership Rugby have all been won by the home side on the day, whilst Gloucester have not been defeated at Kingsholm in any tournament since Bath were the visitors in Premiership Rugby on 1st October.
Northampton Saints 24-5 win at home to Sale on 23rd December ended a four game losing run in all competitions; although the Saints have won just only once away from home in Aviva Premiership Rugby since September, and that by a single point at Worcester in round 8.
Northampton are unbeaten in their last eight fixtures with Gloucester in all competitions including two this season at Franklin’s Gardens, in round 7 of Premiership Rugby and round 2 of the Anglo-Welsh Cup.
The Saints have been defeated just once in their last four trips to Kingsholm in Premiership Rugby.
Referee: Matt Carley (53rd Premiership game).
Assistant Referees: Dean Richards, Nigel Carrick.
TMO: Graham Hughes.