Saints won 26-17 when the two teams met at Franklin’s Gardens in November, whilst Northampton return to the Stoop for the first time since they beat Bourgoin there, 15-3, in the final of the European Challenge Cup in May 2009.
Harlequins’ only win in their last nine matches in all competitions since early December was 16-13 at London Irish in the LV= Cup on 31 January. Quins’ have won just once at the Twickenham Stoop since October: 35-29 over Gloucester in the Guinness Premiership on 28 November.
Northampton Saints’ impressive run of 13 victories from their last 14 games continued at home to Newcastle on Saturday. The Saints have won their last six matches in the Guinness Premiership and another victory will tie Northampton’s best ever run in the competition, set in season 1999/2000.
Referee: JP Doyle (8th Premiership game)