Category Archives: Rugby

Hoppers Girls Manager Sarah aiming for Christmas Number One!


Preston Grasshoppers Manager and ICU consultant, Sarah Clarke, is just one of the 100-strong Zoom choir, ‘ICU Liberty Singers’, hoping to secure the Christmas number one spot – and raise vital funds to support NHS staff. The choir comprises of 100 ICU staff members, from all over the country, such as nurses, doctors, and healthcare […]

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Sam Dugdale showcases skills


Former Hoppers Mini-Junior Sam Dugdale was in action on Saturday as Sale Sharks visited Toulon in the European Champions Cup. Sam replaced Sale captain Jono Ross on the 46 minute mark and produced a fine cameo performance which was topped off by some sublime skill, offloading for Marland Yarde to score Sale’s first try. Check […]

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Hoppers on TV


Last season, Wayne Sharples, who is deaf and plays for both Hoppers and Typhoons RUFC was filmed for a documentary. He was filmed at training as well as playing for Hoppers 5ths. ‘Getting Personal: Wayne Sharples’ is on Film4 at 8am on Monday 23rd November.

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Watch Autumn Nations Cup for free via Amazon Prime and help your club!


The RFU has been working with Amazonto provide an opportunity for fans to take advantage of a free one-month trial with Amazon Prime, so you can watch England Rugby for free during the tournament, while also supporting your club. The club will receive £3 for every member of the community who signs up to Amazon Prime ONLY […]

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Update on Hoppers input to RFU New competition strategy


As the Coronavirus pressures continue, the RFU have announced a delay in publishing their plans for the new competition structure which were due in early October. However, we are continuing to try to influence the outcome of their consultation and continuing to try to reduce the cost of league rugby in the community game. In […]

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Update on RFU new competition structure


The RFU Future Competitions Structure Group has released a recommendation paper on the adult male competitions structure (English Club Championship Level 3 and below) for implementation in the 2021/22 season. Details can be found at the following link. This followed the consultation exercise which was the subject of the earlier PGRFC submission. Copies of […]

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Training now at Stage D


Following Government approval the RFU now permits training at Stage D. The Management Committee are satisfied that this is appropriate for the Club. Full details of what is permitted is set out in: Please be very aware that this is not full contact but very restricted in respect of type of contact, time such […]

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Return to training


The Club’s Management Committee has considered the issues relating to a return to training at the Club and has decided that those sections of the club who wish to return to training can do so but that the level of training should remain at stage B of the RFU roadmap. That means that training should […]

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Training Session Update 14th August


Good Afternoon Everyone,    Firstly I trust that you and your families remain safe and well in these strange and often difficult times.    I am writing to you on behalf of the Rugby Management Committee to update you on the position surrounding training at the club. My purpose in doing so is to provide […]

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Update on new competition structure


Our submission to the RFU on the new competition structure was posted on the web site for members information on 8 July. Following the submission, we received an invitation from Bill Sweeney (RFU CEO) to discuss our ideas in a zoom meeting. Bill, who has promised to visit Hoppers for a match day when games […]

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