Ending last season’s Pro12 campaign in 6th place, both winning and losing 11 games throughout the season, enjoyed some success in the 2016/17. The side reached the quarter-finals of the European Champions Cup for only the second time in it’s history, though lost out to Saracens in that game, who would of course go on to lift the trophy for the second consecutive season.
The 2014/15 Pro12 champions, however, suffered a struggle in the Celtic League and finished in their lowest position since the creation of the Pro12 back in 2011. That said, the Scottish side only narrowly lost to the two finalists during the league season, missing out on a win over the two sides by just 13 points over the two fixtures at Scotstoun.
The club also have three 2017 British and Irish Lions amongst their ranks in the form of Stuart Hogg, Tommy Seymour and Finn Russell, who now have 12 caps in the famous red jersey between them, as well as 26 other players who have gained international caps within their 48-man senior squad.
Having faced each other just eight times before, Saints have been on the winning end of six of their meetings with Glasgow, though have only taken victory in Scotland twice before.
Last meeting in the European Champions Cup in the 2015/16 campaign, Saints took the win in both the home and away games. First beating Glasgow in Scotstoun 26-15, the men in black, green and gold had a trickier task on their hands for the return fixture but managed to hold out their guests to take a 19-15 victory.