2019-20 Premiership Rugby – Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks taking place? Tuesday 29th September, 2020 – 17:30 (UK)

Where is Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks taking place? Franklin's Gardens, Northampton

What is the expected weather for Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks? 14c with sunshine and cloudy intervals

Where can I get tickets for Northampton Saints vs Sale Sharks? This match will be played behind closed doors

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

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

TEAM NEWS

Northampton Saints: 15 George Furbank, 14 Matt Proctor, 13 Fraser Dingwall, 12 Rory Hutchinson, 11 Ahsee Tuala, 10 Dan Biggar, 9 Alex Mitchell, 8 Shaun Adendorff, 7 Lewis Ludlam (c), 6 Courtney Lawes, 5 Api Ratuniyarawa, 4 David Ribbans, 3 Owen Franks, 2 Sam Matavesi, 1 Manny Iyogun

Replacements: 16 James Fish, 17 Alex Seville, 18 Ehren Painter, 19 Nick Isiekwe, 20 Teimana Harrison, 21 Jamie Gibson, 22 Henry Taylor, 23 Taqele Naiyaravoro

Sale Sharks: 15 Luke James, 14 Rohan Janse van Rensburg, 13 Sam James, 12 Manu Tuilagi, 11 Simon Hammersley, 10 Robert du Preez, 9 Faf de Klerk, 8 Daniel du Preez, 7 Tom Curry, 6 Jono Ross (c), 5 Jean-Luc du Preez, 4 Cobus Wiese, 3 Coenie Oosthuizen, 2 Curtis Langdon, 1 Ross Harrison

Replacements: 16 Akker van der Merwe, 17 Valery Morozov, 18 Jake Cooper-Woolley, 19 James Phillips, 20 Cameron Neild, 21 Will Cliff, 22 AJ MacGinty, 23 Marland Yarde

THE PREDICTION

Following their Premiership Cup Final win last week, Sale Sharks cannot rest on their laurels here as they need to win this game to keep up in the race for the top four spots. They make four changes from the team that won last week and they will line-up with plenty of quality once again. Their form is exceptional especially in comparison to this struggling Northampton Saints side. They have won 10 of their last 11 home matches against Sale but they have only won once since the return to play and they have lost their last six at home. The Sharks can snap their poor form against the Saints and take the points here with a comprehensive victory.

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