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Will Carpenter

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Posted Tuesday, October 25th 2022

Number Crunch: Garden party

All of the key player, team and form statistics ahead of the Gallagher Premiership round eight clash with Northampton Saints at Franklin's Garden.


  • Northampton Saints two game-winning run in Gallagher Premiership Rugby ended with their 14-27 defeat at Bath on Saturday.
  • The Saints have been defeated just once at cinch Stadium in any competition since February: 21-41 to Leicester in Round Three of Premiership Rugby.
  • Bristol Bears have slipped to three straight defeats in Gallagher Premiership Rugby since beating London Irish 40-36 at Ashton Gate in Round Three.
  • The Bears have won only once away from home in Premiership Rugby in almost twelve months: 23-8 at Wasps on 17 September.
  • The Saints achieved a Gallagher Premiership Rugby season double over the Bears in 2021/22 something that they had not managed since 2016/17. Last season’s 39-22 victory over Bristol at Franklin’s Gardens ended a three-game winning run for the Bears in Premiership Rugby at the famous old venue.

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