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Hoppers Return To Winning Ways


After their first defeat of the season last week, Hoppers wasted no time getting back on the winning bandwagon with a 31 – 14 win over rivals Rossendale. Here’s how the other results went Billingham 7 – 19 Hull Harrogate 28 – 10 Kirkby Lonsdale Ilkley 28 – 22 Pocklington Lymm 21 – 7 Kendal Morley 11 – 6 Birkenhead Park Preston Grasshoppers 31 – 14 Rossendale […]

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KPMG Main Match Sponsor


We are pleased to announce Saturday’s match sponsors KPMG led by Gillian Seville. KPMG is a leading provider of professional services, including audit, tax and advisory specialisms – delivering integrated solutions to their clients’ issues. In the UK, KPMG have over 12,000 partners and staff working in more than 20 offices. Being part of a […]

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Rossendale Preview


Preston Grasshoppers host old rival Mark Nelson’s charges from East Lancashire this Saturday when they hope to face Rossendale under rather better weather conditions than experienced at Marl Pits back in October last year. Words by Mike Forshaw, photo by Mike Craig After the game earlier this season it was reported that ‘Nellie’ had claimed […]

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Fixtures – 03/02/18


Here are this weekend’s fixtures, let’s hope we can bounce back to winning ways. 03/02/18 1st XV vs Rossendale (Home, 14:30) 2nd XV vs Chester 2s (Away, 14:15) 3rd XV vs Macclesfield 3s (Home, 14:15) 4th XV vs Colne & Nelson 1s (Home, 14:15) 6th XV vs Blackpool 1s (Away, 14:15) Ladies 1st XV vs […]

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Hoppers Unbeaten Run Ends At Kirkby Lonsdale


Hoppers were left with only a losing bonus point after they failed to break down a resolute Kirkby Lonsdale defence. Tries from Scott Jordan and Paul Arnold were not sufficient to overcome a spirited Kirkby Lonsdale side who ran out 17 – 12 victors on the day. Here’s how the other results went Birkenhead Park 5 […]

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Kirkby Lonsdale Preview


Preston Grasshoppers 1st XV travel north to Kirkby Lonsdale rugby club this Saturday for just their third and first ever League meeting in Cumbria between the two clubs hoping to maintain a 100% record at Underley Park. The Cumbrian’s have made the journey into this league from the opposite direction to Hoppers by means of […]

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Fixtures – 27/01/18


Here are this weekend’s fixtures, featuring a match under the lights on Friday evening. Good luck to all our teams! 26/01/18 2nd XV vs Caldy 2s (Home, 19:45) 27/01/18 1st XV vs Kirkby Lonsdale (Away, 14:00) 3rd XV vs Rossendale 2s (Home, 14:15) 4th XV vs Tyldesley 2s (Away, 14:15) 5th XV vs Aspull 2s (Home, […]

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Dominant Hoppers Sweep To Victory


Hoppers produced one of their most impressive performances of the season, sweeping to a 87 points to 7 victory over Kendal. Amongst Hoppers 13 tries, Jordan scored two, Lamprey picked up a hat-trick and man of the match Crosley scoring four. Here’s how the other results went: Billingham P Sandal Harrogate 30 – 23 Birkenhead Park Lymm P Hull Morley 22 – […]

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Haleys Sponsor Saturday’s Game


We welcome today’s match sponsors Haleys Business Advisers headed up by managing director Tim Haley, members of his team and their guests. Haleys are very proud to be associated with the club and are now in their third year as main shirt sponsor for the first XV. Tim’s association with the club stretches back close […]

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Hoppers Welcome Long-Time Opponents Kendal


Preston Grasshoppers face another long time opponent this week at Lightfoot Green in the shape of Cumbrian side Kendal who usually bring along with them a large and vocal following. Words by Mike Forshaw, photo by Mike Craig Last week’s victory over lowly Birkenhead Park once again showed that any opponent cannot be underestimated. The […]

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