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Saturday 25th February 15:00 GMT

 

The Northampton Saints will be bidding to avoid a third successive defeat in the Aviva Premiership when they face the Worcester Warriors on Saturday at Franklins Gardens. If they lose to the Warriors, after defeats at both Bath and Newcastle, it will be the first time that they have lost three Premiership games in succession since the 2013/14 season. However, since suffering a heavy defeat at the Gardens against Irish Province Leinster in the Champions Cup. the Saints have won all four of their home fixtures.

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The Northampton Saints go into the weekend's fixtures in eighth position in the table, but are only two points behind Harlequins who occupy the vital sixth spot. The Worcester Warriors have managed just three wins this season in the Premiership, two of which have been since the turn of the year. However, those victories have enabled them to open up a six point buffer between themselves and the bottom club Bristol. If the Warriors inflict a third straight defeat on the Saints, it will be their first away win in the tournament since they recorded a win at the Stoop against Harlequins in March 2016. Saints have lost just one of the last eight fixtures they have played against the Warriors, a single point reverse at Sixways in October 2015.

Posted: 27th February 2016

 

Having lost 13 successive games in all tournaments, the Worcester Warriors finally managed to bring that dreadful run to an end last weekend, when they defeated the Sale Sharks in the Aviva Premiership at Sixways by 31-23. Despite that result, the Warriors still find themselves in 11th position in the Premiership table, with only London Irish below them, five points adrift. On Saturday, the Warriors travel to the Northampton Saints, still looking for a first win away from home in the Premiership this season. The only other side yet to enjoy a victory away from their own stadium are London Irish. That lack of success on the road, probably accounting for why the Exiles and the Warriors are the bottom two clubs in the competition. Saints have only suffered one reverse in any tournament at their Franklins Gardens home since early November, That came in Round 10 of the Premiership, when Wasps were the visitors, and won by 24-11.

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The two clubs met in their opening Premiership fixture of the current campaign, back in October, when the Warriors scraped home by 13-12, in their first game back in the top flight of English rugby. If they can register a first away win at the weekend, the Warriors will complete only a second ever season double over their East Midlands opponents, and the first time since 2004/05. The Saints slipped up by a solitary point at the Newcastle Falcons last weekend, which has left them in sixth position in the table, five points away from the play-off positions.

Posted: 15th February 2014

 

Having risen to the top of the Aviva Premiership table, partially as the result of their own dogged win at Sandy Park, against the Exeter Chiefs, but more as the result of Saracens unexpected and stunning reverse at Allianz Park against London Irish, the Northampton Saints will be pleased that the fixture list has given the home match against the bottom club, Worcester Warriors, and an outstanding opportunity to consolidate their place at the head of the pack. Northampton Saints last led the table at the end of round one, back in September, when they also defeated the Chiefs, on that occasion at Franklin's Gardens. It is difficult to predict anything but a home victory. Saints are on a run of nine successive wins in all tournaments, and have not tasted defeat on their own ground in the Premiership itself, since their East Midlands rivals, Leicester Tigers, were their visitors on 20 March last year.

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The Worcester Warriors by contrast, have lost a staggering 22 successive away games in the Premiership, which equals the record held by Rotherham, who set the record between 2000-04. Their only win in their last nine fixtures with the Saints, being a 12-3 win at Sixways in September 2011, and they have to go back to New Year's Day 2007 in the record books, to find their last success at Franklin's Gardens.

Posted: 5th May 2012

On Saturday, May 5th the Aviva Premiership will set the Northampton Saints against the Worcester Warriors in Northampton and it happens at 14:00 local time and 13:00 GMT. The Saints are currently in fourth place on the Aviva Premiership table with thirteen wins of the twenty one games that they have played. They have eight losses and no draws and that gives them a total of sixty points, which is eleven from the leader position. The Worcester Warriors are third from the bottom with just seven wins out of twenty one played and one draw for 36 points.

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Posted: 25th February 2017


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