Category Archives: Rugby

Pre-Season Games for Senior Squad


Pre-season Fixtures – 2015/16 Preview Preston Grasshoppers vs. Newport (Salop) – Saturday 15th August, 2.00pm Waterloo vs. Preston Grasshoppers 1st XV – Thursday 27th August, 7.30pm Kendal vs. Preston Grasshoppers 2nd XV – Thursday 27th August, 7.30pm Hoppers preparations for the new season begin with a club visiting Preston for the very first time in […]

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All-Time League Points Scorers


Following on from last weeks article on Preston Grasshoppers’ leading league appearance makers since the inception of league rugby in 1987 this week we look at the leading points scorers in that time period. Well clear at the top of the pile is former fly-half and centre Paul Bailey who amassed 979 points in 8 seasons […]

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World Cup Warm Up Games live at Hoppers


We’re pleased to announce that we’ll be showing all of England’s World Cup warm-up games live at Lightfoot Green. Details of the three games can be seen below. The fixtures should act as a taster ahead of the World Cup as we hope to establish Lightfoot Green as the place to watch the tournament in […]

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Summer Camps Week 1 Review


Hoppers Summer Camps started last week and have got off to a great start. The first 5 days have flown by despite the weather with the kids enjoying every minute! Activities have included rugby cricket, rugby golf along with contact and tag games Wednesday saw the arrival of UK Military School. An inflatable assault course was […]

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All-Time League Appearances


Over the next three weeks we will be bringing you a new feature to the website which will eventually sit on its own page called ‘All-time Stats’. In this first week we’ll be looking at the players who have made the most league appearances for Preston Grasshoppers 1st XV since records began back in 1987. […]

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Walker and Procter Commit


Young back row pairing Jack Walker and Luke Procter have both committed to Preston Grasshoppers for the 2015/16 season. Walker, who is predominantly an open-side flanker, made 8 starts for the 1st XV last season with another 6 coming from the bench. Looking forward to this season Jack said “I feel privileged to sign on […]

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Forster joins Hoppers


One of Fylde RFC’s brightest young talents, fly-half Tom Forster, is joining Preston Grasshoppers on loan for the 2015/16 season. Former AKS student Tom has played in the Club’s Junior teams, was a Colt last season and broke through into the Hawks squad towards the end of the campaign. He also played for a Fylde […]

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The Rugby Clubs of England


On Saturday 8th August 2015 at 12pm Malcolm Crane is holding an event at Lightfoot Green to launch his new book ‘The Rugby Clubs of England’ . The book covers 500 rugby clubs with history from Ambleside to Yarnbury (there is no club beginning with Z), plus a history of English rugby from street football to […]

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Mackenzie signs with Hoppers


Preston Grasshoppers RFC is pleased to announce that is has secured the signature of England Counties Under 18’s captain John Mackenzie for the coming season. John has come through the ranks at Preston Grasshoppers after starting in the Under 7’s. Having played some 2nd XV rugby last season, he will hope to put himself in the frame […]

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Ladies on England tour


Two of Hoppers Ladies were recently selected for the England Women’s University & Colleges Rugby League team that toured Hungary at the end of May. Emily Stirzaker (Right) and Jennie Pendlebury (Left) from Hoppers both travelled as part of a historic tour that saw the team play against the Hungary national team for the first time as […]

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