The two teams have met on three previous occasions all in season 2007/08, where the Saints won all three encounters: two in National One, at Exeter and at Northampton, and one at Twickenham in the final of the National Trophy.
Northampton Saints’ 100% winning record in Aviva Premiership Rugby was shot down at Saracens on Sunday. The Saints have suffered just two defeats at Franklin’s Gardens in any competition since February 2009, both to Saracens in April and May 2010.
Exeter Chiefs four games so far have all been won by the home side on the day. The Chiefs’ most recent away victory was 29-10 at Bristol in the 2nd leg of last season’s Championship final.
Referee: JP Doyle (15th Premiership Game)