SAINTS will kick off their new Aviva Premiership campaign with a trip to Kingsholm to take on Gloucester.
Jim Mallinder’s men travel to the west country on the weekend beginning September 1, with a home game at Franklin’s Gardens against Exeter next up in round two.
The match dates are subject to consultation with broadcasters, with the precise schedule for the first eight rounds set to be announced next Wednesday.
The third round of matches sees Saints travel to Bath, before two home games in succession against Worcester Warriors and London Wasps.
The first east midlands derby of the season against Leicester will take place between November 2-4 at Welford Road, with the Tigers heading to Northampton on the weekend of March 29-31.
Saints’ first trip to the Kassam Stadium to take on new-boys London Welsh will be on the weekend of April 12-14, while the newly-promoted side will come to Franklin’s Gardens on November 23, 24 or 25.
Over the Christmas and New Year period, Saints will take on champions Harlequins at the Gardens between December 21-23, while they travel to Saracens at a venue to be confirmed on December 28, 29 or 30.
Saints kick off 2013 with a trip to Devon to take on Exeter between January 4-6, while they will wrap up their Premiership campaign with a trip to the Twickenham Stoop to take on the Quins.
Aug 31-Sept 2 Gloucester Kingsholm
Sept 7-9 Exeter Chiefs Franklin’s Gardens
Sept 14-16 Bath Recreation Ground
Sept 21-23 Worcester Warriors Franklin’s Gardens
Sept 28-30 London Wasps Franklin’s Gardens
Oct 5-7 London Irish Madejski Stadium
Oct 12-14 Heineken Cup R1
Oct 19-21 Heineken Cup R2
Oct 26-28 Saracens Franklin’s Gardens
Nov 2-4 Leicester Tigers Welford Road
Nov 9-11 LV= Cup R1
Nov 16-18 LV= Cup R2
Nov 23-25 London Welsh Franklin’s Gardens
Nov 30-Dec 2 Sale Sharks Salford City Stadium
Dec 7-9 Heineken Cup R3
Dec 14-16 Heineken Cup R4
Dec 21-23 Harlequins Franklin’s Gardens
Dec 28-30 Saracens TBC
Jan 4-6 Exeter Chiefs Sandy Park
Jan 11-13 Heineken Cup R5
Jan 18-20 Heineken Cup R6
Jan 25-27 LV= Cup R3
Feb 1-3 LV= Cup R4
Feb 8-10 Gloucester Franklin’s Gardens
Feb 15-17 Worcester Warriors Sixways
Feb 22-24 Bath Franklin’s Gardens
Mar 1-3 London Irish Franklin’s Gardens
Mar 22-24 London Wasps Adams Park
Mar 29-31 Leicester Tigers Franklin’s Gardens
Apr 12-14 London Welsh Kassam Stadium
Apr 19-21 Sale Sharks Franklin’s Gardens
May 4 Harlequins Twickenham Stoop