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Preview: Northampton Saints v Newcastle Falcons

Preview: Northampton Saints v Newcastle Falcons

Northampton did the Premiership double over Newcastle last season, whilst Falcons have won on two of their last four visits to Franklin’s Gardens.

Northampton Saints’ only reversal in any competition this season was 17-24 at Saracens in Aviva Premiership Rugby on 26 September.

The Saints only home defeat in a Premiership regular season fixture since Newcastle won at Franklin’s Gardens in February 2009 was 27-28 to Saracens in round 21 last season.

Newcastle Falcons’ only victory in their last six games in all competitions was 22-16 in Bourgoin in the European Challenge Cup on 7 October. Falcons have won just one of their last ten away encounters: 32-30 at Sale on 23 April.

Referee: Nigel Owens (WRU, 4th Premiership game)

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