Category Archives: Rugby

Saturday 25th March at Hoppers

23-03-2017

It’s another action packed Saturday ahead at Hoppers with multiple games on the AGP for you to enjoy. The AGP schedule is as follows: 11:45am – 3rd XV vs Wilmslow 2nd XV  2.15pm – 1st XV vs Stourbridge 1st XV 5:00pm – 2nd XV v Tarleton 1st XV  The 5th XV also entertain Burnley 3rd XV […]

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Volunteers needed for Mini Junior Festival

23-03-2017

The Hoppers Mini Junior Festival returns over two weekends in April and the club is very much in need of volunteers to help the event run smoothly. The first weekend of the festival is on Sunday 9th April (Under 7s, 8s & 9s) and is continued on Sunday 23rd April (Under 10s, 11s & 12s). […]

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Stourbridge on their way to Lightfoot Green

21-03-2017

After a two week break to reflect on the disappointing performance at Dore Moor, Preston Grasshoppers host Midlands side and regular opponents Stourbridge this coming Saturday at Lightfoot Green. By Mike Forshaw. With the Stourbridge game being the first of three remaining home fixtures this season, Hoppers will be hoping to gain some respectability from […]

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The Brendan Hanavan Trophy Returns

16-03-2017

The annual Good Friday derby match between Hoppers and Fylde returns on the 14th April, and this year it is the turn of our neighbours to host the fixture. The match will kick off at 3pm with the respective club’s mini/junior teams scheduled to play beforehand from 1pm onwards.  There is hospitality available and anyone wishing to book […]

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England U18 game a huge success

13-03-2017

A packed crowd of over 1500 people enjoyed watching England U18s beat Scotland 31-17 on the RFU’s AGP at Preston Grasshoppers on Sunday. In what was their second match of the season, England followed up last weekend’s 43-14 win over France with a successive victory. In tricky conditions, England led 12-7 at the break through […]

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Sheffield Tigers Match Preview

09-03-2017

This Saturday will see Preston Grasshoppers travel across to Yorkshire for the final time this season to compete in ‘The Battle of the Bottom Two’ atop Dore More where Sheffield Tigers will be acting as hosts. Hoppers (29pts) sit just one place above bottom side Tigers (27pts) who will be equally desperate as the visitors […]

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This weekend’s Hoppers fixtures

09-03-2017

It’s another action packed weekend ahead for all the Hoppers teams. On Friday night it’s a big crunch match as the 5th XV take on the 6th XV on the AGP, kick off is 7.30pm. It’d be great to get some support down to enjoy the game. On Saturday the 2nd XV take on Macclesfield […]

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UCLan Sponsor England U18s Fixture

06-03-2017

Preston Grasshoppers RFC is to host a taste of six nations teams of the future as the national under 18s teams of England and Scotland scrum down at Lightfoot Lane on March 12. The match is being sponsored by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Principal Lecturer and Chair of UCLan Sport David Grecic said: […]

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Hosokawa Micron Main Match Sponsor

03-03-2017

This weekend’s match sponsors are Hosokawa Micron Ltd, a member of the Hosokawa Micron Group, a world leader in providing process solutions in the fields of powder and particle and blown film technologies. Hosokawa Micron is a specialist engineering company delivering a total engineering solution in powder processing equipment and systems and is a recognised leader […]

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New direction ahead for Hoppers

03-03-2017

Following a review of rugby operations at the club with a view to planning for the 2017/18 season, there will be some changes to the Rugby Management and Coaching Staff at the end of the current season. Current Director of Rugby, Alan Holmes, and current Head Coach, Garth Dew, will be relinquishing their roles at […]

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