Following Sunday’s trip to Swansea, another must win game is right in the slipstream as Top 14 champions Castres come to town on Friday, January 17th.
Should the French side do the Saints a favour and beat Leinster at Stade Pierre-Antoine in Round 5, Heineken Cup progression will remain right in the balance for Jim Mallinder’s men, while an Amlin Challenge Cup quarter final will be the very least at stake between the familiar opponents under the Gardens lights at 8pm.
Eight days later a second competition the Saints will be hoping to advance in, the LV= Cup, resumes with an away trip to Dragons on Saturday, January 25th, that fixture a 2:30pm kick off and hugely important not only in terms of qualification, but also hopes of a home semi-final.
That said, it will likely go down to the wire and the return of Saracens to Franklin’s Gardens on February 1st. The Premiership pace-setters will no doubt be looking for revenge after October’s drubbing, but as the top side in Pool 1 an away win would help their last four hopes too.
That game also sees the return of Saturday afternoon rugby at the Saints with a 3pm kick off set for the final LV= Cup Pool game.
Looking further ahead, a pair of key Aviva Premiership meetings are already on sale from the Saints Ticket Office - Exeter away and Gloucester at home - as well as England Under-20’s return to the Gardens to face Ireland in the Six Nations in March.
Booking any of the above fixtures couldn’t be simpler, either. Simply CLICK HERE and follow the on-screen instructions to buy online and Print@Home or head to the Saints Superstore during opening hours, where you will be able to purchase tickets in person.