Northampton have won just one of their last four clashes with Harlequins: 23-13 in this equivalent fixture in the Guinness Premiership last season. Quins have won only once at Franklin’s Gardens since 1997: 28-15 in the Guinness Premiership on 17 February 2007.
Northampton Saints have won three of their last four encounters in all competitions. The Saints have won their last ten matches at Franklin’s Gardens since Newcastle won there, 19-13, in the Guinness Premiership on 28 February.
Harlequins are unbeaten in their last four games in all competitions, a run which has included two draws. Quins only defeat in their last four away matches was 6-20 at Cardiff Blues in the European Cup on 10 October.
Referee: Peter Allan (SRU, 1st Premiership game)