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Semi-Final Preview: Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints

Semi-Final Preview: Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints

This is Exeter Chiefs fourth Gallagher Premiership Rugby semi-final, all in successive years, all played at Sandy Park, and all ending in victory.

Exeter’s two defeats in Premiership Rugby since February have both come in the last four rounds.

The Chiefs have lost just once at Sandy Park in the tournament since February 2018: 19-26 to Wasps in round 19.

Northampton Saints have played in eight previous Gallagher Premiership Rugby semi-final encounters, their most recent being against Saracens in 2015.

They have won just two of these matches, beating Saracens at Allianz Park in 2013 and Leicester at Franklin’s Gardens in 2014.

The Saints defeat at Exeter last Saturday ended a three-game winning run in the competition.

Exeter have lost just one of their last five fixtures with Northampton in Premiership Rugby: 28-31 at Franklin’s Gardens last December.

Northampton have lost on their last seven visits to Sandy Park in all competitions, with their most recent victory there being by a single point in Gallagher Premiership Rugby in February 2014.

Exeter Chiefs v Northampton Saints (Sandy Park, 4.30pm) Live on BT Sport
Referee: Matthew Carley (87th Premiership game, 3rd semi-final).
Assistant Referees. Tom Foley & Jack Makepeace. TMO: Rowan Kitt.
Citing Officer: Paul Hull.

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