2019-20 Premiership Rugby – Worcester Warriors vs Northampton Saints Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Worcester Warriors vs Northampton Saints taking place? Friday 6th March, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Worcester Warriors vs Northampton Saints taking place? Sixways Stadium

What is the expected weather for Worcester Warriors vs Northampton Saints? 4c in partly cloudy skies

What television channel is Worcester Warriors vs Northampton Saints on? BT Sport have the rights to televise Gallagher Premiership matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Worcester Warriors vs Northampton Saints? If televised on BT Sport, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Worcester Warriors vs Northampton Saints? Ticket information can be found here

What was the score in the last meeting between Worcester Warriors and Northampton Saints? Northampton Saints 35-16 Worcester Warriors

THE TEAM NEWS

WORCESTER WARRIORS

  • Worcester's losing streak in the Premiership was extended to five games after they were kept scoreless in the second half against Leicester in last week’s contest and they now face an even more difficult game as they host Northampton.
  • The Warriors lost starting locks Anton Bresler and Graham Kitchener to injury last week but the latter has been named in the side and will line-up alongside his brother for the first time in a Premiership fixture following Andrew’s move from Leicester Tigers last summer.
  • That opportunity has arisen because of the long injury list and international call-ups will also have an impact on the Warriors this week with Duncan Weir named in the Scotland squad so Jono Lance will take his place at fly-half.

NORTHAMPTON SAINTS

  • Northampton's struggles continued as they lost for a fourth successive Premiership match after they were edged out by Saracens last week but it was a much better performance than they managed in their previous game at Exeter.
  • Dan Biggar returned to the Saints' line-up last week but will be missing here due to international duty and he will be replaced by James Grayson at fly-half as one of five changes to the side that lost to Saracens.
  • Lewis Ludlam has not been selected by England so he will come into the side at flanker whilst Andrew Symons, Mikey Haywood and Tom Collins are also drafted into the starting XV as Northampton aim to end their losing run.

THE PREDICTION

Both Worcester and Northampton are struggling for from with the pair set to meet in this clash at Sixways. The Warriors have lost their last five in the Premiership while the Saints have lost four in a row and both teams will be forced to field under-strength teams here because of a combination of Six Nations call-ups as well as injuries - but it is the visitors who should be able to come out on top to end their losing streak here.

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