Category Archives: Rugby

1st XV Host Pocklington

27-10-2017

Hoppers welcome the East Riding of Yorkshire side Pocklington to Lightfoot Green this Saturday for the first ever meeting between the two sides at Senior Level. With the visitors fresh from their first victory of the season just last weekend the home side can expect their opponents to have had a boost of confidence. Words […]

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Mini Junior Weekend round up – 22nd October

25-10-2017

It was a packed weekend at Hoppers with all teams bar one at home, the weather also tried its best to put a spanner in the works with torrential rain on Saturday but the the pitches were remarkably good considering, a tribute to the continued work put in by groundsman Dave Preston. The Colts had […]

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Around the Teams

25-10-2017

Here is a round up of all the men’s senior side results from last weekend. The 2nd XV entertained visitors Sedgley Park 2nd XV last Saturday. Difficult weather conditions saw a determined ‘Hoppers 2nd XV score some great tries and deliver a great result running out winners at 33-12. The game was never going to […]

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Club Player of the Month – Jason Shadwell

23-10-2017

In addition to the “Senior Player of the Month” Award, we are delighted to announce our first “Club Player of the Month” award winner. This award is given to a player who has played in the Club’s 3rd -6th XV section and has impressed a panel of judges (made up of the Captains of those […]

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Fixtures 21/10/2017

19-10-2017

There are plenty of games to choose from as all teams are in action this weekend. All kick offs are 3pm. Good luck to all! 21/10/2017 1st XV v Rossendale (Away) 2nd XV v Sedgley Park 2s (Home) 3rd XV v Wirral 2s (Away) 4th XV v Colne & Nelson 1s (Away) 5th XV v Blackpool 1s […]

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Rossendale Preview

19-10-2017

  Preston Grasshoppers First Fifteen head off to play at another new venue this Saturday where Rossendale RUFC with be the hosts at their Marl Pits venue in Rawtensall over in East Lancashire. Words by Mike Forshaw, photo by Mike Craig. Another stern test will await the visitors where a number of familiar faces will […]

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Hoppers Ladies return to winning ways in the Cup

17-10-2017

With an ever-growing injury list and some players unavailable, selection for this cup game showed that the Hoppers ladies do have strength and depth by coming back to win 17-15 in what was an captivating game of rugby. By Steve Tiernan. With the previous weeks disappointment well and truly behind them, the girls took to […]

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Fixtures 14/10/17

13-10-2017

There is no 1st XV fixture this weekend but the other teams are in cup action, all kick offs are at 3pm and all support is much appreciated. Good luck to all! 14/10/17 2nd XV v Chester 2 (Home) 3rd XV v Macclesfield 3 at (Home) 4th XV v Helsby 1sts (Away) 5th XV v […]

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Hoppers well represented in Lancs U20s squad

11-10-2017

Following on from two well attended assessment sessions, Lancashire have named their Under 20s squad for this season and Hoppers are well represented in the squad. A total of six Hoppers players have made the 27 man squad; Forwards Jack Granby, Ewan Naylor and Jack Edwards and Backs Will Hunt, Sam Stott and Jacob Browne. […]

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Senior Player of the Month Award – September

10-10-2017

Following the completion of the opening month of the competitive season, we are delighted to announce the first Senior Player of the Month Award. This award is given to a member of the 1st XV Squad who has impressed on and off the field during that month and is chosen by the Coaching and Off-Field […]

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