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Fixtures – 20/01/18


Here are this weekends fixtures. Good luck to everyone involved! 20/01/18 1st XV vs Kendal (Home, 14:30) 2nd XV vs Waterloo 2s (Away, 14:15) 4th XV vs Burnley 2s (Home, 14:15) 5th XV vs Garstang 2s (Away, 14:15) 6th XV vs Fleetwood 3s (Home, 14:15)

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Hoppers Prevail After Shaky Start


After a shaky first half, Hoppers managed to turn the game around to seal a bonus point win. 6 tries, including a long range effort from Matt Lamprey, meant the game ended 32-12. With Hull drawing at Harrogate and Lymm suffering a defeat away at Wirral, the gap at the top increases. Here are the […]

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Hoppers Head To Birkenhad Park


Preston Grasshoppers make a trip across the River Mersey once again this Saturday to face long time opponents Birkenhead Park at their Upper Park ground which lies just a short distance the other side of either Mersey Tunnel. Coincidentally, it will be just eight days short of one hundred and thirty six years since the […]

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Fixtures – 13/01/18


Here are all the senior side’s fixtures for this weekend and there’s plenty of rugby on at Hoppers spread over three days! If you’re around, get down to the club on Friday evening to watch the 2nd XV in their derby clash against Fylde which is always set to be a great encounter. Good luck […]

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Neville Bolton Passes Away


We regret to announce the death of long-time member Neville Bolton who passed away on Tuesday 2nd January aged 75. At Hoppers, he was involved in the embryonic mini/junior section and later helped to set up the club cricket section in which he served as chairman for several years. After retirement, he was a volunteer helper […]

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Hoppers Take 5 Points Against Second Placed Hull


Hoppers got 2018 off to a great start by taking maximum points in their 24-18 victory over nearest rivals, Hull. Tries from Lamprey, Roddy, Millea and Jordan saw Hoppers secure the bonus point win after resolute defence held the visitors out, despite concerted pressure in the last five minutes. Here’s how the other results went: […]

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Fixtures – 06/01/18


After the Christmas break, here are the first fixtures of 2018. Good luck to everyone involved! 06/01/18 1st XV vs Hull (Home, 14:30) 2nd XV vs Macclesfield 2s (Away, 14:15) 3rd XV vs Vale of Lune 2s (Away, 14:15) 4th XV vs Ormskirk 2s (Home, 14:15) 5th XV vs Blackpool 1s (Away, 14:15) 6th XV […]

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Hoppers Host Hull In Top Of The Table Battle


The first game of 2018 may well turn out to be a defining one for both Preston Grasshoppers and second placed Hull when they meet at Lightfoot Green in this Saturday’s return fixture. Words by Mike Forshaw, Photo by Mike Craig Currently twelve points behind Hoppers with a game in hand, Hull will travel to […]

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Mid season interview with Gareth Dyer


As the Senior Squad goes into the Christmas Break, we caught up with Head of Rugby Operations Gareth Dyer to review the season to date and get his thoughts on where things stand ahead of the second half of the season. Q: Gareth, you must be pleased with the first half the season? GD: The […]

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Hoppers Remain Unbeaten As They Go Into The Christmas Break


Hoppers remain unbeaten as they go into the Christmas break after an ill-tempered, hard fought victory at sixth-placed Wirral and increased their lead at the top of the table to 12 points although the chasing group have a game in hand. Words by Ken Moore, photo by Mike Craig The game kicked off in a […]

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