Category Archives: Rugby

New Year at Scunthorpe


Scunthorpe vs. Preston Grasshoppers – Kick Off 2:15pm Preston Grasshoppers start 2020 with a rare trip across the Pennines and into Licolnshire for a league fixture at Heslam Park the home of Scunthorpe RUFC hoping for a victory to kick start a revival and help them climb out of the relegation zone. Our hosts have […]

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200 up for Ally


On November 23rd the 1st XV hosted Loughborough Students on what was a very special occasion for stalwart Ally Murray. Ally was taking to the field for the 200th time in a 1st XV jersey at the age of just 27! We caught up with Ally to look back at his debut and other memories. […]

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Hoppers vs Fylde this Saturday


Preston Grasshoppers vs Fylde, 21st December 2019, 2.30pm Current second place sides at opposite ends of the table meet at Lightfoot Green this coming Saturday in what will be the final league game of 2019. Preston Grasshoppers will be hoping to go one better than in their drawn game last Saturday and at the Woodlands […]

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Fixtures 14th December

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Trip to Otley for 1st XV


Hoppers head to Otley this weekend looking to break a run of 6 successive defeats which has seen the Lightfoot Green men drop into the bottom two, 8 points from safety. The league table suggests that this could be a low scoring and tight affair with both sides only picking up 4-try bonus points on […]

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Fixtures 7-8th December

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Spence called up for international duty


Hoppers 3rd team Fullback called up for International duty Massive congratulations to one of our own, Anthony Spence, who has successfully secured a place on the England Lionhearts Rugby League squad for next years tour. The North West Lionhearts are the representative side of the North West Men’s League and are ambassadors for their Club, […]

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Hoppers host Hull at Lightfoot Green


Preston Grasshoppers vs. Hull – Kick Off 2:30pm A resurgent Hull RUFC are Preston Grasshoppers the visitors at Lighfoot Green  this coming Saturday who like our opponents last weekend have seen a recent turn around in fortunes. Hoppers had a date at Heath Road with Widnes RUFC in the Semi Final of the John Burgess […]

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Fixtures 30th November – 1st December

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Players of the week 23-24 November


1st XV – Ryan Carlson 2nd XV – Oli Trippier 4th XV – Alex Cuffin“Solid performance at fullback” 5th XV – Dale Sutton“Attacking was impressive but more so was the defending and last ditch tackling” Colts XV – Alfie Ingham“Great impact of the bench scoring a fantastic solo try from the half way line. Score […]

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