Category Archives: Rugby

3rd & 5th XV Match Reports


Here are the reports from the latest fixtures for the 3rd and 5th XVs. Preston Grasshoppers 5ths 51-10 Burnley 3rds Hoppers 5ths hosted Burnley 3rds on a chilly afternoon at Lightfoot Green. After the early season fixture, away at Burnley ended in a draw, Hoppers were keen to get a win on home turf. Burnley […]

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Mini Juniors Weekend round up – 5/11/17


Mainly a training weekend for most of the Minis, although the Under 11s and 12s had last minute home fixtures against Ormskirk.  The Junior sides all had Junior Challenge Cup games. The Under 14s travelled to Bury for their Junior Challenge game. On a crisp morning Hoppers Under 14s played exceptionally well as a team […]

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Hoppers impress away from home over in Douglas


The Hoppers Ladies 22 strong squad travelled over to the Isle of Man to face the Vagabonds, a side the girls would have to be at their best to beat and their very best they certainly were as they ran out winners 10-26. By Steve Tiernan. Set back into the hills surrounding the Island’s capital, […]

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Club Player of the Month – October


We are delighted to announce the October winner of the “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 from those sides and the Head of Rugby Operations) with […]

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What’s on at Hoppers?


We have plenty of rugby and events for you to look forward to at Hoppers over the next couple of months. November 25th – Hoppers vs Lymm, KO 2.30pm Come and get behind the lads for this crucial top of the table clash at Lightfoot Green. Hospitality tickets available, 3 course meal and entry for £20 – CLICK […]

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4th XV Enjoy the Wide-Open Spaces of the AGP


PGRFC 4th XV 54 – 0 Crosby St. Marys 1st XV – Sale Sharks Division 3 North Hoppers entertained Crosby St Mary’s 1st team on the main Artificial Grass Pitch (AGP) on a crisp, autumnal afternoon at Lightfoot Green. Captain Jimmy Gray had a strong line up on paper – good experienced players mixed with some […]

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Hoppers leave it late at Ilkley


Two second half tries from Oli Trippier (pictured) secured a win on the road for the 1st XV away at Ilkley, 29-24. Hoppers trailed heading into the last quarter but managed to keep their composure to come back and grind out another vital win. League table and other results Birkenhead Park 12 – 35 Sandal […]

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Fixtures 04/11/17


Here are the fixtures for all the senior sides this weekend: Hoppers 1st XV v Ilkley (Away) Hoppers 2nd XV v Sale FC 2nd XV(Away) Hoppers 3rd XV v Rochdale 2nd XV (Away) Hoppers 4th XV v Crosby St Marys 1st XV (Home) Hoppers 5th XV v Garstang 2nd XV (Home) Hoppers 6th XV v […]

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Ilkley Preview


Preston Grasshoppers make the journey over the Pennines this Saturday to play Ilkley Rugby Club for the first time in a League Fixture and over fifty years since the last  meeting between the two which was also over in Yorkshire back on the 30th of November 1963. Words by Mike Forshaw, photo by Mike Craig […]

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A Cracker at Colne


Hoppers 5th 35 -27 Colne & Nelson 2nd After a frantic week for all social team captains, we managed to get full teams out once again. The 5th XV travelled the scenic route of the M65 to a damp and grey Colne & Nelson RUFC. To Captain Singletons surprise, the host team had been struggling for […]

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