Category Archives: Rugby

Hoppers snap up promising Connor


PGRFC are delighted to announce that they have secured England Counties U18 hooker Connor Johnson (pictured in the middle) for the 2017/18 season. Connor, a product of Blackburn RUFC and Myerscough College, had a season to remember in the last campaign having won representative honours with Lancashire U18 (whom he also captained) and the North […]

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Hoppers players help Lancashire get to Twickenham


The County Championship has been in full swing over the last few weeks and a number of Hoppers lads have helped the Lancashire team get to the final at Twickenham this weekend. Lancashire have seen off Northumberland, Eastern Counties and Cheshire and will be delighted to get back to the final at the home of […]

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James Fitzpatrick Joins Hoppers


PGRFC are delighted to announce the signing of James Fitzpatrick as player/assistant coach for the 2017/18 season. Fitzpatrick 29, joins the club in a dual role as a player and will also be part of Head Coach Paul Arnold’s coaching team with responsibility for the backs. A powerful centre, James has made close to 200 […]

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PGRFC Thoughts With Billy Woof


The club was shocked and upset to learn that Billy Woof suffered a life changing injury in the recent playoff match between Birkenhead Park and Penrith. Our thoughts are with Billy and his family at this difficult time. Billy had left Lightfoot Green to return to Birkenhead Park during the 2016/17 season after being a […]

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From novice to Roses team – Becky’s story


Becky Ingham tells us of her experiences of an enjoyable first year of rugby at Hoppers: “In November of last year, I joined Preston Grasshoppers in the hope of playing rugby for the senior ladies side. Having played hockey successfully at Kirkham Grammar, County and North of England I wanted to step out of my […]

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Alex Hurst Joins Hoppers


PGRFC are delighted to announce the signing of free agent and former Super League player and Scotland RL international Alex Hurst. Hurst 27, appeared for Scotland RL in both the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and 2014 European Championship. During his time in league he played for Swinton, London Broncos and London Skolars. He has […]

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Senior Team Award Winners


Last Saturday was the annual Players Dinner at the club which was well attended and a good night was had by all. Each senior team hands out awards for Players Player, Player of the Year and Most Improved Player, and there are also a couple of special awards for ‘1869 Club’ Player of the Season, […]

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Hoppers sign Skofic


PGRFC have continued their summer recruitment campaign with the signing of Slovenian international winger George Skofic from Tarleton RUFC. Skofic 24, is one of the famous five brothers who come from the West Lancashire club and who have all been capped for Slovenia at test level. They hold the unique record for the most siblings […]

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Hoppers Tie Up Promising Granby


PGRFC are delighted to announced that they have secured England Counties U18 second row Jack Granby for the 2017/18 season. Jack, who has featured and impressed in the last two league games of the season, will be part of Head Coach Paul Arnold’s senior squad for next season’s campaign. Despite being a late starter to […]

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Hoppers Begin Summer Recruitment Drive


PGRFC are delighted to announce the signing of Cheshire County hooker Paul Millea from Macclesfield. The former Hoppers junior returns to the club after spells with Orrell, Blackburn, Stockport and Macclesfield. An experienced campaigner, Millea (33) has over 200 career appearances to his name and knows what it takes to be successful in National Three […]

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