Category Archives: Rugby

Tynedale on their way to Lightfoot Green

08-02-2017

After being brought back down to earth at the hands of Hinckley last week, Preston Grasshoppers will be hoping to turn in a performance that matches the one against Otley, their last home game, when they entertain Tynedale this coming Saturday. A spirited comeback during the final quarter of the game at Leicester Road last […]

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David Parker Passes Away

08-02-2017

It is with much sadness we announce the death of David Parker. David passed away this morning (8th February). David represented the 1st team during the seventies and eighties, mainly in the back row. He will be remembered by many, particularly those who played alongside him. He coupled his playing skills with a combative attitude and […]

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Hoppers Sign Ryan Glynn

03-02-2017

Preston Grasshoppers are thrilled to announce the signing of scrum half Ryan Glynn from London Welsh for the rest of the season. Following London Welsh’s unfortunate exit from the Championship, the club initiated discussions with Ryan and were immediately convinced that his rugby pedigree, experience and fantastic attitude would be a huge boost for the […]

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Hoppers travel to Hinckley

01-02-2017

Preston Grasshoppers will be travelling southward down the M6 this coming Saturday positively boosted by their comprehensive (and long awaited) victory over Yorkshire rivals Otley last Saturday. It has to be mentioned that whatever Head Coach Garth Dew said to his charges during last week’s training sessions must have made a big impact as it […]

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Dyer’s 6 Nations Preview

01-02-2017

With the start of the 6 Nations on the horizon, we’ve asked media maestro  and ex Hoppers DOR Gareth Dyer to give us his thoughts on the tournament. If last year’s Six Nations Championship was about Northern Hemisphere rugby rediscovering its credibility after a chastening World Cup experience, then the 2017 Championship is an opportunity […]

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KPMG Sponsor Scunthorpe Game

20-01-2017

Ahead of tomorrow’s game we caught up with Gillian Seville from main match sponsor KPMG to find out a bit more about the company. Who are KPMG and what services do you offer? KPMG is one of the world’s leading professional services organisations, a global network of member firms operating in 153 countries.  Our UK […]

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Hoppers 2s Look for another victory

20-01-2017

By Paul Moran Last week saw the Hoppers 2 lads gain a very impressive victory over a very determined Chester RUFC. Chester had the chance to take the lead in the 21st minute from a penalty in which the fly half landed it just short. Chester were asking all the questions in the first 30 […]

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Vets & Casuals Rugby

18-01-2017

Preston Grasshoppers will host a series of vets & casuals fixture nights in February, March and April as part of an RFU initiative. Please see the details below and get in touch with Michael Bailey (michael.bailey@bailey-fs.co.uk) if you fancy a game or want more information. VETS & CASUALS FIXTURE NIGHTS – 3rd FEBRUARY, 3rd MARCH & 21st APRIL. PLAY OTHER […]

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Scunthorpe Game On New Pitch

17-01-2017

Preston Grasshoppers begin a sequence of games this Saturday which will no doubt decide their fate come the end of the season. They will need to put behind them what has been a miserable run of results since defeating Sheffield Tigers back in mid November and look forward with confidence to the fact that they […]

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Eddie Jones RFU AGP Launch Video Highlights

17-01-2017

On the 16th January 2017, Preston Grasshoppers welcomed England Rugby head coach Eddie Jones to Lightfoot Green to officially launch the RFU’s artificial grass pitch. If you missed the event then check out the highlights video by Sun Dry. The event drew a large crowd of members, sponsors and the general public, and was covered by […]

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