Category Archives: Rugby

UCLAN Floodlit Cup 2015/16

04-09-2015

The UCLAN Floodlit Cup returns for the new season on Wednesday 9th September when Ripley St. Thomas play Birkdale High School at Lightfoot Green, kick off 6.15pm. The UCLAN Under 16’s Floodlit Cup is the leading school competition in the North of England at Under 16’s level with teams travelling from as far as Giggleswick and […]

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New shirt deal for the Hoppers & Haleys

02-09-2015

Haleys Business Advisers has agreed a major sponsorship deal with Preston Grasshoppers RFC for the upcoming 2015/16 season. The deal will see Haleys become the major shirt sponsor for the Hoppers 1st XV who start their campaign with an away trip to Chester this Saturday 5th September. Managing Director Tim Haley, who enjoyed a long […]

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Rory to be World Cup Mascot

01-09-2015

A lucky Hoppers youngster is counting down the days until he plays a part in the Rugby World Cup. Rory Brooks’ enthusiastic motivational, pre-match speech to the England team has earned him a spot alongside global rugby superstars when England host the event next month. The 11-year-old who is soon to start at Lancaster Grammar […]

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Chester first up for Hoppers

01-09-2015

Sam Kindred looks for a gap in the Chester defence last season at Hare Lane Chester vs. Preston Grasshoppers  – Kick Off 3.00pm Team News Hoppers Coaches have decided on a line up for the trip to Chester on Saturday which includes a number of new faces, the product of both Summer signings and returnees. […]

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6 Nations Tickets 2016

31-08-2015

INTERNATIONAL TICKETS – Six Nations 2016 The club has now received its allocation of tickets for the Twickenham fixtures listed below. Saturday 27th February ENGLAND v Ireland Kick Off 4.50pm Saturday 12th March ENGLAND v Wales Kick Off 4.00pm Applications for tickets are now invited from club members for the six Nations home internationals. Applications […]

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Napier appointed 1st XV captain

31-08-2015

Preston Grasshoppers is pleased to confirm the appointment of Andy Napier as 1st XV captain for the 2015/16 season. Napier has played at the club since being an Under 8 and after a spell away at Universtiy returned to the club in 2011, playing most of his rugby with the 2nd XV in the back […]

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Summer Camps draw to a close

28-08-2015

Friday 28th August saw the end of the Rugby World Cup Camp and the end of the Hoppers Summer Camps after 5 successful weeks. In the final week, the kids were placed into four World Cup teams; England, Ireland, Wales and New Zealand. They took part in the regular camp activities that have run all […]

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Squad named for Warterloo game

27-08-2015

Hoppers have named the squad for their final pre-season game with Waterloo this evening which kicks off at 7.30pm at Lightfoot Green. There are several new faces in the lineup with former colt and England Counties Under 18’s captain John Mackenzie starting in the second row alongside another youngster Sam Gale. Tom Forster who is […]

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All-Time League Top Try Scorers

26-08-2015

In the final installment of our summer series of articles which have looked at some of the all-time player statistics since league records began we look at the leading try scorers. The good news for Hoppers supporters is that topping the list is Olly Viney who has re-signed for the club ready for the 2015/16 […]

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Fixtures for all senior teams

25-08-2015

Please see the table below for all the Senior Men’s and Colts fixtures for 2015/16. If you would like to download a copy of the table as an Excel file please download it from the link below. The Ladies fixtures will be released shortly. For those viewing this page on a small screen it may […]

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