Newcastle Falcons only victory in the last four rounds of Aviva Premiership Rugby was 24-22 against Bath in their most recent home game on 6th January – they have not won back-to-back games at Kingston Park in the tournament for twelve months.
Northampton Saints 30-32 reversal at Bath in round 14 ended a three game winning run in Aviva Premiership Rugby. The Saints only victory on the road in their last six first team games was by a single point at Gloucester in Premiership Rugby on New Year’s Day.
The Falcons have won their last two matches against the Saints in Premiership Rugby to end a seven year barren spell against the East Midlanders – they have not achieved a Premiership Rugby double over Northampton since 2008/09.
Kingston Park, 3pm
Referee: Gregory Garner (110th Premiership game).
Assistant Referees: Adam Leal, Wayne Falla.
TMO: Stuart Terheege