Category Archives: Rugby

Harrison Drury Sponsor Kirkby Lonsdale Game

06-10-2017

This weekend’s main match sponsor is Harrison Drury, a firm of solicitors that will need little introduction to many at Hoppers and having recently advised Kirkby Lonsdale RFC there may be split loyalties! The Preston-headquartered firm is led by John Chesworth who spent 13 seasons playing for the first team and is still actively involved […]

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1869 Club Coach to Rossendale

05-10-2017

After the 1869 Club’s successful trip to Kendal, both on and off the field, they are now planning the next away match coach to Rossendale on Saturday 21st Oct 2017. Time: 11.15am from the Club car park Cost: £15 If you would like to travel, please put your name on the notice in the foyer, or email […]

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Kirkby Lonsdale Preview and Old Programmes

05-10-2017

Preston Grasshoppers welcome the Kirkby Lonsdale rugby club to Lightfoot Green this Saturday for the first ever League meeting between the two clubs. The Cumbrians have made the journey into this league from the opposite direction to Hoppers by means of finishing last season as Champions of the North West 1 League. Words by Mike […]

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This weekend’s fixtures – 29th/30th September

29-09-2017

Here are the fixtures for the senior teams for the coming weekend. All home kick offs are 3pm. Saturday 1st XV vs Kendal (Away) 2nd XV vs Caldy 2s (Home) 3rd XV vs Lymm 2s (Away) 4th XV vs Burnley 2s (Away) 5th XV vs Fleetwood 3s (Home) 6th XV vs Aspull 2s (Away) Sunday […]

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2nd XV face Caldy

29-09-2017

Cotton Traders Premier League Match Day 5 – 30.09.2017 Hoppers 2nd XV vs Caldy Meet 1:30pm – Kick off 3:00pm The 2nd XV host Caldy this Saturday looking to preserve their unbeaten record and maintain their spot near the summit of the Cotton Traders Premier League. Hoppers, still buoyed by their eighty point demolition of […]

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Kendal Preview

28-09-2017

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

28-09-2017

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

25-09-2017

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

22-09-2017

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

21-09-2017

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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