Northampton Saints have won their last two Aviva Premiership Rugby matches, at home to Sale and away at Gloucester but have not won three in a row in the tournament since March. The Saints’ only loss in their last four Premiership Rugby matches at Franklin’s Gardens was 16-22 to Newcastle in round 9.
Bristol Rugby have won their last four matches in all tournaments, scoring 17 tries in the process compared with only 27 tries scored in their opening 14 first team games of 2016/17. Bristol have won their last two away games, at Pau in the European Challenge Cup and at Sale in Aviva Premiership Rugby.
Northampton have won their last two fixtures against Bristol in Premiership Rugby, whilst Bristol’s only win at Franklin’s Gardens in any tournament since 2001 was 14-8 in Premiership Rugby in January 2007.
Franklin’s Gardens, 3pm
Referee: Andrew Jackson (3rd Premiership game).
Assistant Referees: Steve Lee & Simon McConnell.
TMO: Trevor Fisher.