Gallagher Premiership team news and statistics

Ed Slater in action for Gloucester
Ed Slater in action for Gloucester

Team news and statistics ahead of Saturday's Gallagher Premiership Play-Off semi-finals.

Exeter v Northampton

Exeter have made one change to the side that thrashed Northampton last weekend by naming Tom O'Flaherty on the left wing instead of Olly Woodburn. Dylan Hartley's knee injury means he finishes Northampton's season without having played since mid-December.

James Fish fills Saints' crisis position at hooker after Reece Marshall was ruled out by a hamstring injury with on-loan Coventry forward Darren Dawidiuk covering from the bench. Francois van Wyk and Ehren Painter also start in an overhauled front row.

Last season: Northampton 14 Exeter 35, Exeter 31 Northampton 30
Last Six League Matches: Exeter W W W W L W; Northampton W L W W W L
Top try scorers: Sam Simmonds (Exeter) 17; Jacobus Reinach (Northampton) 16
Top goal scorers: Gareth Steenson (Exeter) 382; Dan Biggar (Northampton) 431

Saracens v Gloucester

Ed Slater has passed a fitness test on his shoulder injury and so starts in Gloucester's second row. Ollie Thorley suffered a recurrence of a knee injury in his comeback game against Sale last Saturday and is out.

Saracens make two enforced changes to the side that defeated Leinster in the Champions Cup final with props Richard Barrington and Vincent Koch replacing Mako Vunipola (hamstring) and Titi Lamositele (ankle). Michael Rhodes has recovered from a back issue to secure a place on the bench.

Last season: Gloucester 23 Saracens 17, Saracens 62 Gloucester 12
Last Six League Matches: Saracens W W L W W L; Gloucester W W W L W L
Top try scorers: Alex Lewington (Saracens) 17; Matt Banahan (Gloucester) 16
Top goal scorers: Owen Farrell (Saracens) 768; Billy Twelvetrees (Gloucester) 362

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