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Despite their recent good run of home form, Saints' struggled to keep that momentum up as they travelled to Bath Rugby last weekend. 

But with their home record completely intact in 2018, the men in black, green and gold are striving to keep it that way as they take on bottom-of-the-table London Irish.

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SAINTS v LONDON IRISH
AVIVA PREMIERSHIP
SATURDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2018
KO 3pm

Form Guide

Despite a bright first 30 minutes, a Bath try just before the end of the first half seemed to zap the energy out of Saints at the Recreation Ground. 

Still just eleven points off the top six, a win this weekend could put Saints back in touching distance of the top half of the table. 

And with bottom-of-the-table London Irish coming to town, Saints will be hoping for exactly that as they look to continue their unbeaten home run in 2018.

But with London Irish without a win since the season opener, the Exiles will have a point to prove as they head to Franklin's Gardens. 

London Irish aren't without fight though and having pushed their last two outings in the Aviva Premiership to a close finish, will be sure to push Saints as hard as they can on Saturday.

 

 

Head-to-Head

Previous meetings in all competitions since 1987

Played 55

Northampton wins 36

Bath wins 18

Draws 1

Points for 1,349

Points against 1,121

Current Standings

Aviva Premiership

Pos Team Pld Win Draw Loss F A TF TA TB LB Pts
1 Saracens 15 11 0 4 458 242 52 28 6 3 53
2 Exeter Chiefs 15 10 0 5 377 243 49 28 8 4 52
3 Wasps 15 10 0 5 419 350 54 42 7 1 48
4 Gloucester Rugby 15 9 0 6 333 362 44 43 5 1 42
5 Newcastle Falcons 15 9 0 6 286 335 36 38 5 0 41
6 Bath Rugby 15 8 0 7 385 345 41 45 6 3 41
7 Leicester Tigers 15 8 0 7 346 348 38 42 1 4 37
8 Sale Sharks 15 7 0 8 342 317 41 35 6 3 37
9 Harlequins 15 6 0 9 394 426 50 50 5 3 32
10 Northampton Saints 15 6 0 9 331 411 43 53 3 3 30
11 Worcester Warriors 15 5 0 10 283 399 35 50 4 3 27
12 London Irish 15 1 0 14 245 421 25 54 1 6 11