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Hoppers Retain Unbeaten Status With Win Over Morley


Leading up to this top versus bottom clash, Hoppers’ Head Coach Paul Arnold expressed his concerns about a possible ‘banana skin’ and, initially, his fears seemed justified as Morley started the game at a breakneck pace and were ahead as early as the second minute as home full back Dante van der Merwe exploited a […]

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Hoppers Play Bottom Placed Morley


After successfully negotiating their last three very difficult fixtures and in so doing keeping an unbeaten record intact, Preston Grasshoppers head to Yorkshire for the third consecutive time for an away game to play bottom side Morley hoping to avoid the proverbial ‘Banana Skin’. Words by Mike Forshaw, photo by Mike Craig The host’s confidence […]

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Fixtures – 02/12/17


Here’s what all of our sides have in store this weekend! 02/12/17 1st XV vs Morley – Away, 15:00 2nd XV vs Chester 2s – Home, 14:15 3rd XV vs Lymm 2s – Home, 14:15 4th XV vs Rossendale 3s – Away, 14:15 5th XV vs Bolton 3s – Home, 14:15 6th XV vs Garstang […]

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Hoppers Prevail In Top Of The League Clash


The much anticipated clash between the top two teams in the league did not disappoint. Despite the bitter cold, the numerous supporters from both sides were treated to a great contest. With the lead changing hands several times in the first fifty minutes, it was Hoppers who managed to gain the upper hand before the […]

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Fixtures – 25/11/17


Here are all the fixtures this weekend. Good luck lads! 24/11/17 2nd XV v Sedgley Park (Away, 19:30) 25/11/17 1st XV v Lymm (Home, 14:30) 3rd XV v Wilmslow 2s (Away, 14:15) 4th XV v Broughton RUFC 1s (Home, 14:15) 5th XV v Kirkby Lonsdale 3s (Away, 14:15) 6th XV v Colne & Nelson 2s (Away, 14:15)

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Hoppers Host Lymm In Top Of The Table Clash


After a two week rest period Hoppers are set to play yet another crucial game this Saturday when they entertain second placed Lymm at Lightfoot Green. With both sides proudly holding an unbeaten record so far this season, something will very likely crack! Words by Mike Forshaw, Photo by Mike Craig Head coach Paul Arnold […]

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Fixtures – 18/11/17


Despite the First XV being out of action tomorrow on a rest week, we still have five teams in action this weekend. Here are the fixtures: 18/11 2nd XV v Fylde 2nd XV (Away) 3rd XV v Macclesfield 3rd XV (Home) 5th XV v Tyldesley 3rd XV (Cup, Away) 6th XV v Aspull 2nd XV […]

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Fixtures – 11/11/2017


Here are all the fixtures for our senior teams this weekend. Good luck lads! 1sts vs Harrogate (Away) 2nds vs Firwood Waterloo 2s (Home) 3rds vs Rossendale 2s (Away) 5ths vs Burnley 3s (Home) 6ths vs Blackpool 1s (Home)

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Hoppers Head To Third Place Harrogate


Preston Grasshoppers head for Yorkshire once again this Saturday and for a change will be playing more familiar opponents than those of recent weeks. Harrogate, who were relegated with Hoppers last season will without doubt be the toughest test yet and it will take a very good performance if the visitors are to keep their […]

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ROCHDALE 2nd XV 14-15 PGRFC 3rd XV – COTTON TRADERS CHAMPIONSHIP Hoppers pre-match talk highlighted the need for a quick start and the forwards did not disappoint. Bolstered by 3rd team debutants Rhys Phillips and James Coulthard the forwards dominated the opening 20 minutes with an intensity the backs had never seen before. Led by pack […]

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