Category Archives: Rugby

Teams start to arrive for International Tournament

29-08-2019

UPDATE The St. Louis Sabres Women’s Rugby Club have arrived too! Ahead of the International Tournament this weekend to celebrate our Sesquicentenary (150 years), we are pleased to welcome players from Italian club Amatori Rugby Formia who were in attendance at training this evening!  The tournament starts on Saturday at 10.30am when Formia take on […]

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Ben joins up with Hoppers

20-08-2019

Preston Grasshoppers is pleased to announce the addition of Ben Dorrington to this season’s playing ranks. The older brother of another new recruit Jordan, Ben joins Hoppers after a successful spell at Vale of Lune where he was a key part of their league winning North West One squad in 2017/18. Prior to his time […]

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Jordan Wings into Lightfoot Green

14-08-2019

Preston Grasshoppers RFC is delighted to announce the signing of England Counties player Jordan Dorrington. Jordan joins Hoppers from Vale of Lune and has previously played for Fylde whilst also gaining representative honours with Lancashire and England Counties. Equally comfortable at centre, wing and full back his versatility will bring a further option to the […]

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Free Mini-Junior taster sessions throughout September

12-08-2019
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Glasgow Hawks visitors this Saturday

12-08-2019

Hoppers continue their pre-season preparations this Saturday with the visit of Scottish Premiership side Glasgow Hawks. Glasgow finished 8th in the Scottish Tennent’s Premiership last season and make the trip to Lightfoot Green for the first time since 2005. Unfortunately Hoppers pre-season preparations were affected last weekend with Wirral withdrawing from the planned fixture meaning […]

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Sam Wallbank Returns to Hoppers

12-08-2019

Preston Grasshoppers is delighted to announce that Sam Wallbank has re-joined Hoppers from Vale of Lune. Sam, who is equally comfortable in the second and back rows or the pack was Hoppers player of the season in 2013/14 but due to work commitments he returned to Powderhouse Lane to Captain Vale. There he led them […]

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Toby Harrison Signs on at Lightfoot Green

08-08-2019

PGRFC is thrilled to announce the signing of back rower Toby Harrison. He joins Hoppers after spells with Fylde and Wigan whilst he was also part of the Myerscough Rugby Academy. He has represented Lancashire and the North at U20 level. He was also part of the Lancashire Senior Squad in 2017/18. Equally at home […]

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Haley in line for Ireland honours

08-08-2019

Former Preston Grasshopper Mike Haley will be hoping for full international honours this weekend having been named on the replacements bench for the Ireland vs Italy World Cup warm up game. Mike has gone from strength to strength following a move from Sale Sharks to Munster at the start of the 2018-19 season scoring 5 […]

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Hoppers vs Wirral this Saturday

07-08-2019

Hoppers 1st XV squad start their pre-season campaign this Saturday with a warm up game against Northern Premier side Wirral RUFC at Lightfoot Green. Supporters will get the opportunity to see how the lads are shaping up ahead of the 2019/20 season and may well sneak a peak at a few new players who have […]

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Christian Taylor rejoins Hoppers

06-08-2019

PGRFC is thrilled to announce the return of hooker Christian Taylor to the club. Christian re-joins after a couple of seasons with Sale FC where he featured regularly in their National League One campaigns. He has represented Cheshire and was also selected for England Counties U20. Also able to play Number 8, a proven try […]

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