Gloucester did the Premiership double over Saints last year for the first time since 2006/07, and have won on their last two visits to Franklin’s Gardens – the other was beating Newcastle 34-7 there in the final of the Anglo-Welsh Cup in March.
Northampton Saints have won their opening game of the new Premiership season for the past four years. The Saints won six of their last seven regular season games in Aviva Premiership Rugby last campaign.
Gloucester Rugby won just two of their last six games in Aviva Premiership Rugby last season, and have not won on the road since their last visit to Franklin’s Gardens on 26 February.
Referee: Andrew Small (57th Premiership game)
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