Sale have beaten Northampton just once in their last six encounters in all competitions: 24-18 at Edgeley Park in the Premiership on 25 April 2009.
Sale Sharks’ only defeat in their last six matches in all competitions was 26-39 at London Irish in Aviva Premiership Rugby on 31 October. The Sharks have won four of their last five games at Edgeley Park.
Northampton Saints’ only loss in any competition this season was 17-24 at Saracens in round 4 of Aviva Premiership Rugby.
Referee: J P Doyle(17th Premiership game)