Resplendent in their new kit supplied by main sponsor Hunters Land Rover, the Under 16s began their defence of the Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup with a convincing victory over Sefton 42*-12.
Jack Nolan on the left wing took full advantage of the service provided by a back line that clicked into gear after Sefton’s initial onslaught had been withheld. Right wing Ethan Wringe, centre Harry Holden and full back Joe Ellis each scored tries with Ellis successful with four tricky conversions. Both Sefton’s props scored illustrating the contrasting styles of the two teams.
The under 15s also began their Lancashire Cup defence with a home tie and ran out 30-10 winners against Trafford Metrovick. The minis travelled over to Fylde with honours even at Under 8. Four ties were played two being drawn one victory for Hoppers by 13-12 and one defeat by the same score! The Under 10s managed two draws and 4 try to nil victory. The Under 11s went to town with a try fest, running in 10 converted tries to Fylde’s one. Coach Justin Kyriakou praised the team effort saying “the team were in fine form, the best we have seen them play!”