Category Archives: Rugby

Dominant forward play gives 3rd XV first win

09-10-2011

Dominant Forward Play Leads To First Win Newly promoted Trafford Metrovick travelled to Lightfoot Green on a blustery and wet end to the week that had the hottest October day ever! Probably a relief to both sides! From the first scrum it was evident that Hoppers pack were going to enjoy to day, pushing Trafford […]

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Sheffiled Tigers Match Report

09-10-2011

Sheffield Tigers 17 – 30 Preston Grasshoppers Photo courtesy of Mick Craig Preston Grasshoppers recorded their first away win of the season with a confident victory over newly promoted Sheffield Tigers. While only scoring two tries Hoppers were in control for most of the contest and only a lapse in concentration and a few needless […]

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2nd XV beat Fylde

09-10-2011

Hoppers 2nd XV 55 Fylde 2nd XV 5 Photo courtesy of Mick Craig Friday night’s floodlit fixture turned into a demolition derby as Hoppers young second team put their local rivals to the sword. A healthy crowd saw Hoppers outscore Fylde by eight tries to one on a chilly Lancastrian evening.

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2nd XV Friday night preview

06-10-2011

Team News Second XV squad to play Fylde 2nds on Friday 7th October, kick off 7-45pm. Rich Morton Brad Tuff Mark Irving Jack Banks Ali Austin Andy Napier

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Sheffield Tigers vs. Hoppers, Team News

04-10-2011

Sean Taylor, Phil Baines, Owen McKenna, Russ Flynn, Matt Hughes, Graham Holroyd, Nathan Fowles, Andy Irving, Alan Martindale, Chris Lowden, Ali Atkinson, Mark Rigbye, Mark Philips, Matt Charters Capt, Dominic Moon, Replacements: Chris Gale, Phil Mills, Alex Austin, Ali Murray, Josh Purnell

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Westoe Match Report

02-10-2011

Preston Grasshoppers 27-20 Westoe (Photo courtesy of Mick Craig) Hoppers kept their 100% home record intact with over a Westoe side that were top of the league heading into the contest. Head Coach Dave Baldwin was obviously happy with the win and performance but it’s encouraging to see he wasn’t totally satisfied in spite of […]

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2nd team remain unbeaten

02-10-2011

Broughton Park 2nd XV 0 Hoppers 2nd XV 58 The second team remain unbeaten and top of the Bateman Premier League after scoring nine unanswered tries against a young Broughton Park side who refused to throw the towel in. 

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3rd team go down at Kendal

02-10-2011

Kendal 2’s v Hoppers 3’s                  42-24 Hoppers 3’s made the difficult trip to 2nd placed Kendal 2’s. A week after an agonising 19-20 defeat at home the team had something to prove. The first half didn’t quite go to plan, we headed into half time with the score 32-7. Duncan ‘I’ll walk anywhere if […]

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6th team struggle in the heat

02-10-2011

Hopper 6th V Leigh 4th  – 1 October 2011 Anyone still debating whether Rugby Union should be a summer game should have taken the field this weekend.  In sweltering heat it was more like a balmy summer day than the first weekend in October. 

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2nd XV team for Broughton Park

30-09-2011

Second team squad for Saturday’s Bateman Premier League fixture away at Broughton Park. Oga Mabaya Brad Tuff Liam Launders

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