Category Archives: Rugby

2019/20 Squad & Pre-season update


With pre-season now well underway, the Hoppers 1stXV squad are working hard on their preparations for the upcoming season. It promises to be a big season in the club’s history given that it is the 150th year of the club and that is something not lost on the players and coaches at Lightfoot Green. Head of […]

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New Colts Season – New players welcome


Preston Grasshoppers RFC Colts are gearing up for a new season with pre-season set to start on Wednesday 31st July at 8pm.  All players are welcome from beginners to those who have played before. The only requirement is that players must be under 18 on 1st September 2019. Fixtures take place on a Sunday at […]

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L&M Healthcare confirmed as main sponsors of the International Tournament


Preston Grasshoppers is thrilled to confirm the main sponsor of the International Tournament from 31stAugust to 1stSeptember is L&M Healthcare. Part of the 150th year celebrations, the International Tournament will take place at Lightfoot Green Lane and will consist of teams from Formia (Italy), Dendermonde (Belgium) plus the Preston City Twin Town team from Almelo (Holland). […]

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Pre-Season starts 9th July


Pre-season for Senior Rugby starts tomorrow night (Tuesday 9th July) at 7pm. New players more than welcome! We run a 3rd, 4th and 5th XV so we cater for all experiences and abilities. O2 Touch Rugby will continue back at the club after a successful 5 week run on Moor Park for those wanting to […]

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Stott captains England


Preston Grasshoppers is delighted that 1st XV centre Sam Stott has been selected to captain England Counties U20’s this afternoon in their game with Romania U23.  The game takes place in Bucharest’s Olympia Stadium with kick off scheduled for 3pm GMT. The second test takes place on June 4th John Blanchard (Sale FC, Lancashire) Matt […]

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Lamprey named in NCA ‘Top 48’


Preston Grasshoppers Number 8 Matthew Lamprey has been named by the NCA in their ‘Top 48’ which picks one player from each club in National 1, 2 North and 2 South to form a list of players who have enjoyed an outstanding season in the National Leagues. The awards have been announced through the NCA […]

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Hoppers Match Day Hospitality Booking For Next Season Is Now Live On the Website


Now that next season’s fixtures have been announced, the home games have been added to the club shop on the website so match day hospitality can be booked. This includes the Hoppers vs Fylde game on December 21st For this game there are two hospitality offerings in the Dooley Suite and a hospitality marquee. The […]

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Mabaya and Gough picked in N2N Dream Team


Peston Grasshoppers prop Oga Mabaya and scrum-half James Gough have both been named in The Rugby Paper’s National League 2 North Dream Team for the 2018/19 season. The team is selected by the match reporter from each club based on the players they have watched throughout the 2018/19 season. The full selection can be viewed […]

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Team Faffalot to raise money for Rosemere


A group of Hoppers rugby players will be getting on their bikes this weekend for a club2club cycle to help raise money for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation. Nicknamed ‘Cycle Team Faffalot’, the group of 13 riders will be cycling club2club, as opposed to the traditional coast2coast, along the ‘way of the roses’ cycleway from Preston […]

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2019/20 Fixtures released


The fixtures for the 2019/20 season have been released with our old friends Leicester Lions being level transferred to National 2 South to even the numbers out. The season starts with Sedgley Park visting Lightfoot Green before the lads head to Fylde for their first away game. Not a bad way to start the season! […]

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