Saints to host Pro 12 champions and Championship semi-finalists in pre-season

Saints and Leinster lock horns for the fourth straight pre-season © Getty Images

Fixture News Saints to host Pro 12 champions and Championship semi-finalists in pre-season

Northampton Saints has announced the summer pre-season fixtures ahead of the start of the 2014/15 Aviva Premiership season.

The Saints will start the summer campaign with a home game against Championship semi-finalists Rotherham. The Titans have had an impressive few years, reaching the Championship play-offs this season and giving many players the platform to catch the eye of Aviva Premiership clubs, including the Saints’ own Sam Dickinson and Gareth Denman.

Rotherham travel to Franklin’s Gardens on Saturday, August 16th for a 3pm kick off.

The following weekend sees the Gardens host a double-header of matches, with Saints XVs taking on Pro 12 champions Leinster and Championship outfit Moseley. Under head coach Matt O’Connor Leinster has continued their recent run of success, winning the Pro 12 title for a second consecutive season at the end of May.

Meanwhile Moseley has been the springboard for several Saints players to get game time in a challenging league, with the likes of Ethan Waller, Will Hooley and Alex Day using the Championship experience to further their first team ambitions at Franklin’s Gardens.

Both of these games are being played on Saturday, August 23rd, with the Leinster match kicking off at 2:30pm and the Moseley match kicking off at 5pm.

All three of these home matches are included in the 2014/15 Season Ticket package, along with the 16 home Aviva Premiership, European Rugby Champions Cup and LV= Cup clashes.

For full details and booking information head to www.northamptonsaints.co.uk/seasontickets

The pre-season programme will conclude in south Wales, with the Saints travelling to play Newport-Gwent Dragons at Rodney Parade on Friday, August 29th.

Pre-Season Programme in full

DATE

OPPO

VENUE

KO

Sa 16/08/14

Rotherham

Franklin's Gardens

15:00

Sa 23/08/14

Leinster

Franklin's Gardens

14:30

Sa 23/08/14

Moseley

Franklin's Gardens

17:00

Fr 29/08/14

N-G Dragons

TBC

TBC

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