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The Gardens plays host to Bristol for the first time since 2009

Saints welcome Bristol to the Gardens for the first time since 2009

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Round thirteen of the Aviva Premiership campaign sees Saints welcome Bristol Rugby to Franklin’s Gardens for the first time in seven years this Saturday at 3pm.

Coming into Saturday’s game having won their last two games in a row, Saints host Bristol who are in a similar position after notching up wins against Worcester Warriors and Sale Sharks respectively.

Saints only loss in the last four Aviva Premiership games came when they hosted Newcastle Falcons in round nine, since having won their two recent games as they welcomed Sale Sharks before Christmas and travelled to Gloucester on New Year’s Day.

Likewise, Bristol have collected two wins in the top-flight of English rugby in recent weeks, coming back into Aviva Premiership rugby after winning both of their European Challenge Cup games against Pau.

Most recently facing each other at the Gardens back in the 2008/09 season, where each side collected a win at their respective home grounds. Bristol have only beaten Saints at Franklin’s Gardens once since 2001 and that was in the January of 2007 where they collected a 14-8 win.

Tickets for Saturday’s game are limited but still available and can be purchased here.

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