Category Archives: Rugby

Hoppers squeeze past Otley

28-11-2011

Otley 17 Preston Grasshoppers 20 Hoppers got back to winning ways with a 20-17 victory over Otley. In difficult conditions it was always going to be a forward battle and a new front row for Hoppers laid a solid platform which should give them some confidence with some tricky fixtures to come before the holiday […]

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2nds travel to Altrincham Kersal in the Cup

24-11-2011

Altrincham Kersal 2’s v Hoppers 2’s Hoppers will be hoping that they’re sprinkled with a bit of Raging Bull Cup magic on Saturday as they travel to Altrincham for what could be a testing first round encounter. The twos powered to an 80 point victory when the clubs clashed in the September sunshine but this […]

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North West Emerging Schools Finals

23-11-2011

This Friday sees Preston Grasshoppers host the North West emerging schools finals, for school years 7 (U12’s) & 8 (U13’s). This follows the hosting of the emerging schools North Lancashire qualifier events over the past couple months. With the year 9 event on the 29th September, year 8 event on October 4th, year 11 event […]

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Hoppers awarded England Counties game

23-11-2011

Photo by Patrick Bolger/Getty Images Europe The England RU Counties XV, the representative flagship of the RFU Community Game, will make their first appearance in the North of England on Friday, March 16, 2012 when they meet their Irish counterparts, the Ulster Bank International Team, at Preston Grasshoppers RFC. The choice of Lightfoot Green brings an early […]

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2nds back on track

20-11-2011

Chester 2’s 7 Hoppers 2’s 29 The seconds came from behind against a determined Chester side to maintain their unbeaten away record and secure a top two finish before the league splits in December. Hoppers started slowly and probably made more mistakes in the first half an hour than they had all season. Chester were […]

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Hoppers team to play Otley

20-11-2011

Otley vs. Preston Grasshoppers – Kick Off 2.15pm Team News: 15. Sean Taylor 14. Matt Hughes, 13. Sean Long, 12. Russ Flynn, 11. Phil Baines, 10. Graham Holroyd, 9. Mark Edwards 1. Chris Gayle, 2. Alan Holmes 3. Richard Morton, 4. Ali Atkinson 5. Alex Austin, 6. Matt Charters; Capt, 7. Killian Wallace, 8. Dominic Moon, […]

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Hoppers lose out to Hull Ionians

20-11-2011

Photo courtesy of Mike Craig Preston Grasshoppers 18 – 29 Hull Ionians Head Coach Dave Baldwin was obviously disappointed as Hoppers failed to capitalise on the home debut of Sean Long and lost their unbeaten home record. Baldwin said; “we froze on the occasion and that performance was nowhere near our capacity. The backs had […]

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The Long View – Part 2

18-11-2011

In Part Two of “The Long View” we asked Sean about his views on Union so far, his impressions of his new Hoppers team mates and what the best piece of advice he was given. So Sean, what would you say is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? There are a few […]

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Seconds Face Tricky Trip to Chester

17-11-2011

Mike Lough’s second team face a difficult trip to 4th placed Chester, who will be looking to heap more misery on Hoppers after their frustrating defeat last weekend. Hoppers are strengthened by the selection of Mark Irving, Wayne Steel and Connor Murphy, all of whom have seen recent first team action. Additionally, Cameron Berry and […]

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The Long View – Part One

16-11-2011

As part of the countdown to Sean Long’s home debut on Saturday 19th November, the website caught up with the man himself to ask him about his legendary league career, his views on union and what his first impressions of his new team mates are! In part one we ask Sean about his career highlights […]

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