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Round 21 Preview: Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints

Round 21 Preview: Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints

Exeter Chiefs have won their last six matches in Aviva Premiership Rugby gaining a maximum 30 league points – no side has ever achieved seven maximum point wins in a row. The Chiefs most recent defeat in the competition came when Bath visited Sandy Park in round 7. The Chiefs are unbeaten in their last eight first team games at Sandy Park, since Bordeaux won there in the European Champions Cup on 11 December.

Northampton Saints have slipped to three straight late defeats in Aviva Premriship Rugby, in each instance Saints were leading with less than three minutes to go. Northampton’s only away win in any competition since New Year’s Day was 32-12 at Sale in round 17 of Aviva Premiership Rugby.

The last four fixtures between the two clubs have all been won by the home side on the day whilst Northampton’s most recent victory at Sandy Park was by the narrowest of margins in February 2014.

Sandy Park, 3pm – Live on BT Sport

Referee: JP Doyle (130th Premiership game).

Assistant Referees: Jack Makepeace, Ross Campbell.

TMO: David Grashoff.

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