Saints’ Premiership Rugby Cup defence to begin against Sale Sharks

Saints have been drawn against Sale Sharks, Saracens and Wasps in the Pool stages of the 2019/20 competition.

With the fixtures announced today, Saints will open up their campaign at the AJ Bell Stadium in Sale, before home matches against Saracens – a repeat of last year’s blockbuster final – and Wasps at Franklin’s Gardens.

Saints then round off the Pool stage and will hope to seal their spot in the semi-finals with an East Midlands Derby against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road, where the side has not been defeated in two seasons. The SSC has this match as part of an offer from Tigers

The format of the competition sees the 12 Premiership clubs grouped into three pools of four, with the top team in each and the best runner-up across the pools qualifying for the semi-finals.

Northampton Saints’ Premiership Rugby Cup fixtures 2019/20

Saturday 21 September – Sale Sharks v Northampton Saints (AJ Bell Stadium, 3pm)
Saturday 28 September – Northampton Saints v Wasps (Franklin’s Gardens, 3pm)
Sunday 6 October – Northampton Saints v Saracens (Franklin’s Gardens, 3pm)
Saturday 12 October – Leicester Tigers v Northampton Saints (Welford Road, 3pm)

Premiership Rugby Cup Pools 2019/20

Pool 1
Northampton Saints
Sale Sharks

Pool 2
Bristol Bears
Gloucester Rugby
London Irish

Pool 3
Bath Rugby
Exeter Chiefs
Leicester Tigers
Worcester Warriors