Sharks are unbeaten in their last three Aviva Premiership fixtures having beaten Bath and Gloucester as well as securing three points in a 33-33 draw at London Irish on Easter Sunday. Sale's position in the table is remarkable when you look back to December 22ndwhen they had just six game points prior to the game at Wasps.
The last time Sharks beat Northampton was in September 2011 at Edgeley Park when tries by Mark Easter, Dwayne Peel and David Seymour as well as 14 points from the boot of Nick Macleod saw Sharks run out 29-21 winners. The last time Sharks beat Northampton at Franklins Gardens was in May 2006.
Northampton's leading try scorer this season is youngster Jamie Elliott who obviously likes Franklins Gardens as he has scored five of his six tries on home soil. Another player scoring tries for the Saints is former Shark Luther Burrell who has touched down five times including one last Sunday when Northampton beat London Welsh. Kicking wise Ryan Lamb has nailed his last twelve kicks at goal and has an 84% success rate.
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