Category Archives: Rugby

Kendal Preview


Hoppers make the short trip to Mint Bridge this coming Saturday, a trek which the club has been making to the Cumbrian Town for well over a century, but there’s a different venue to visit on this occasion as our hosts have given us the great privilege in being their first ever opponents at their […]

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Hoppers Ladies start with a convincing win at home


There is an old Chinese proverb which says,” To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping” and for the past 12 months, this ladies side has been leaving some solid footprints along the way. By Steve Tiernan After a good pre-season and […]

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RFU Management Board Committee Success


On Wednesday 20th September, Preston Grasshoppers were delighted to host the RFU Management Board committee meeting at the club. A new initiative by incoming RFU chairman, Andy Coslett, to bring the RFU out of Twickenham was warmly welcomed by the club. The evening before, the board attended a dinner in the Leigh Gallery with invited […]

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2nd XV on the road at Waterloo


Cotton Traders Premier League – Match Day 4 – 23.09.2017 Waterloo 2nd XV vs Hoppers 2nd XV The second team look to preserve their unbeaten record and maintain their positive start to the new season with a trip to Waterloo this weekend. Hoppers sit second in the Cotton Traders Premier League and have trained hard […]

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Birkenhead Park Preview


Preston Grasshoppers welcome to Lightfoot Green for a second consecutive home game a team from the Wirral, this time in the shape of long time opponents Birkenhead Park whom Hoppers have had forty nine fixtures with across one hundred and thirty six years. By Mike Forshaw. Selection After a prolonged journey across the M62 last […]

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2nd XV beat Fylde


Hoppers 2nd XV 40 –  Fylde Hawks 33 The second team maintained their unbeaten start to the Cotton Traders Premier League with a bonus point victory over their local adversaries, the Fylde Hawks. By Ade Jebb. As with their opening two fixtures the home side came from behind to secure the points and both sides […]

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Hull Preview


The last time Preston Grasshoppers travelled to the city of Kingston-upon-Hull it was to play a game in which the result would determine if either club could survive the drop from National 2 North. Words by Mike Forshaw, picture by Catherine Forshaw – Hoppers vs Wirral last weekend in torrential rain! Hoppers needed just a […]

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2nd XV beat Macclesfield


Macclesfield 2nd XV 12 – 15 Hoppers 2nd XV Hoppers came from behind for the second consecutive weekend thus maintaining their winning start to the season. In changeable weather conditions, not conducive to the type of rugby they favour, Hoppers showed great resilience to overcome a heavier and more experienced Macclesfield side. Words by Ade […]

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2nd XV on the road at Macc


The second team travel to old foes Macclesfield Lions on Saturday aiming to underpin their winning start to the Cotton Traders Premier League. Games at Priory Lane are always tough affairs and the two sides have had some thrilling battles over the years. The Lions are perennial title challengers but were beaten by reigning champions […]

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This Weekend’s Fixtures – 9th September


This weekend the 1st XV play their first home game of the new season against Wirral, with the 3rd and 4th XV’s also playing at Lightfoot Green. Fixtures 9th September: 1st XV vs Wirral (Home) – KO 2.30pm 2nd XV vs Macclesfield 2nd XV (Away) 3rd XV vs Rossendale 2nd XV (Home) 4th XV vs […]

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