Newcastle Falcons require six points from their remaining two league games, less with every point Leeds drop in their one remaining match, to be safe from the threat of relegation.
The Falcons have slipped to six straight defeats in all competitions and play a 4th successive Premiership encounter at Kingston Park.
Bath Rugby must win their final two matches to give themselves a chance of reaching the Aviva Premiership Rugby semi-finals. Bath have won their last three games against Exeter, Harlequins and Wasps.
Newcastle have won only one of their last dozen matches against Bath in all competitions since 2004: 27-16 at The Rec on 24 October 2009. Bath have won on their last six visits to Kingston Park.
This match is a rearrangement, originally postponed on 3rd December 2010 due to snow.
Referee: J P Doyle (24th Premiership game)