Saints to start new season with three huge clashes

Saints have been handed a blockbuster start to the new Premiership season.

Friday, 7th July 2017, 12:37 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:01 am
Jim Mallinder will take his team to Twickenham for the season opener

Jim Mallinder's men will begin their campaign with a trip to Champions Cup holders Saracens in the London Double Header at Twickenham on Saturday, September 2 (kick-off 2pm).Saints' first home game will come a week later, against local rivals Leicester Tigers.And there will be another Franklin's Gardens clash on the following Friday, with Bath the visitors.Newly-promoted London Irish will be next, at the Madejski Stadium, before a home game against Harlequins, a trip to Gloucester and a Gardens battle against Wasps.

The festive fixtures will see Saints host Exeter on the weekend before Christmas, with a trip to face Harlequins in the Big Game at Twickenham on December 30.Saints face a huge April, with a home game against Saracens followed by trips to Leicester and Wasps.Saints' Premiership fixturesSaturday, September 2: Saracens (a, Twickenham), 2pmSaturday, September 9: Leicester Tigers (h), 4.30pmFriday, September 15: Bath (h), 7.45pmSunday, September 24: London Irish (a), 3pm Saturday, September 30: Harlequins (h), 3pmSaturday, October 7: Gloucester (a), 3pmSaturday, October 28: Wasps (h), 3pmSaturday, November 18: Worcester Warriors (a), 3pmFriday, November 24: Sale Sharks (a), 8.15pmFriday, December 1: Newcastle Falcons (h), 7.45pmDecember 22/23/24: Exeter Chiefs (h), TBCDecember 30: Harlequins (a, Twickenham), TBCJanuary 5/6/7: Gloucester (h), TBCFebruary 9/10/11: Bath (a), TBCFebruary 16/17/18: London Irish (h), TBCFebruary 23/24/25: Exeter Chiefs (a), TBCMarch 2/3/4: Sale Sharks (h), TBCMarch 23/24/25: Newcastle Falcons (a)April 6/7/8: Saracens (h)April 13/14/15: Leicester Tigers (a), TBCSaturday, April 28: Wasps (a), 3pmSaturday, May 5: Worcester Warriors (h), TBC