Category Archives: Rugby

Hoppers 12 – 29 Chester

08-01-2017

Preston Grasshoppers started 2017 with a disappointing defeat against Chester at Lightfoot Green. Hoppers head-coach Garth Dew reflected: “Before the game, we said we had to be disciplined, accurate with our skillset and bring intensity. We gave away four very soft penalties which led to four tries. “The work-rate and effort is there, but there’s […]

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Chester Match Preview

06-01-2017

Tomorrow’s visitors are Chester and when the two sides met at Lightfoot Green last April the league positions of the two clubs were virtually the reverse of what they are currently. Hoppers were safe but the visitors were involved in a relegation scramble with four other clubs. Chester had much the better of the first half […]

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Hoppers 2s travel to Sedgley Park

06-01-2017

This Saturday, Hoppers 2s travel to Sedgley Park to play their first game of the newly formed Conference A league.  Both teams have had a decent start to the season, securing conference A status, and have put in some good performances along the way.  Sedgley’s only loss at home so far this season came at […]

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Preston youngsters selected for North of England Under 18s

04-01-2017

Huge congratulations are extended from everyone at Preston Grasshoppers to Jack Granby and Connor Johnson who have been selected to represent the North of England Under 18s, and also to Joe Hunt who also trailed for the team but just missed out on selection. Their first game is on Sunday 26th February at Dudley Kingwinsford […]

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1869 Club Coach to Caldy

03-01-2017

The 1869 Club are running a coach to the Caldy game on Saturday 14th January. Anyone wishing to travel should put their names on the notice board in the club foyer or email Les Harrison at dawn.lh@btinternet.com. Time: 14/01/17 – Depart club car park at 10.30am Cost: £15 (accompanied juniors £5) Lunch will be taken en route […]

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Hospitality offer for Chester game

16-12-2016

Hoppers are offering a deal on hospitality for the home game against Chester on the 7th January. The club is hoping the game will be the first 1st XV fixture played on the AGP and we’d like as many people as possible to come and enjoy a great day out at the club and get […]

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AGP Launch With England Coach Eddie Jones

16-12-2016

This Monday (16/01/17) Preston Grasshoppers welcomes all conquering England Rugby head coach Eddie Jones to Lightfoot Green to open the RFU’s AGP (Artificial Grass Pitch). Jones will run a training session with local youngsters from 6.30pm and we’d like to welcome everyone to come and watch the session and see the fantastic new facility. We’ll […]

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UPDATE: Boxing Day Charity Testimonial

12-12-2016

Boxing Day will see the Charity Testimonial game between two teams of Hoppers ex Junior and Colts players in celebration of long serving Mini/Junior and Colts coach Chris Johnson. Chris has been granted the testimonial in recognition of his contribution to Mini, Junior and Colts rugby at Hoppers over the last 20 years.  Teams that Chris […]

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Hoppers lose to Sale FC

11-12-2016

Preston Grasshoppers 11-28 Sale Preston Grasshoppers made Sale work for their victory in a highly physical contest in what could be the final first-team fixture played on grass at Lightfoot Green. With the AGP set for completion in time for Hoppers’ next home game – against Chester on January 7 – both defences made plenty […]

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Hoppers 2nd XV entertain Sale

09-12-2016

Hoppers 2nd XV entertain an in form Sale 2nd XV tomorrow, knowing that their progression into the higher league has already been confirmed after Lymm conceded last week following an impressive win at Caldy the week before. Sale lie in 6th place and need something out of the game to ensure that they have the same progression […]

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