Crucial game for Hoppers against Sheffield Tigers

Date: 13 October 2022

Hoppers welcome Sheffield Tigers to Lightfoot Green this Saturday in what is a crucial National 2 North game for both sides.

A quick look at the league table shows why with both sides have picked up a solitary victory thus far with the Tigers sitting one point above Hoppers thanks to a losing bonus point in defeat at Tynedale.

Tigers sit one point above Hoppers

The Tigers picked up their solitary victory on the opening day of the season at (so far) winless Huddersfield.

National League Rugby Show

As well as the Tigers, we are delighted to be welcoming Warren Muggleton and the National League Rugby Show to Lightfoot Green this Saturday. The show features a weekly game with highlights, interviews and features on YouTube every week. The channel has racked up over 29,000 hits already this season and we will post the clip from this week on the website once it’s released.

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Team News

Head Coach Joel Unsworth is forced into changes this week due to illness and injury. Joining the squad are Harry Thompson and Will Riley who are dual registered with Sale Sharks. Both Harry and Will were at Kirkham Grammar School last year and part of the team who reached the National Cup Final at Twickenham. Joining them in the squad is Harry Swarbrick who has spent the Summer playing Rugby League with North Wales Crusaders and has signed with Rochdale Hornets for the 2023 season.

Looking ahead to the game Head Coach Joel Unsworth commented “After a weekend off the boys’ energy and enthusiasm has been exemplary. We continue to grow and develop as a squad and I am confident that we are in a position to get the job done.”

  1. Dan MADDEN
  2. Chris TAYLOR
  3. Olli TRIPPIER
  4. Ewan NAYLOR
  5. Will RILEY
  6. Sam GALE
  9. Harrison MOULDING (C)
  10. Ben PEARSON
  11. Tyler SPENCE
  12. Ed KOEHANE
  13. Jacob BROWNE
  14. Will CLAPHAM
  15. Kev BROWN
  16. George ORRY
  17. Harry THOMPSON
  18. Will FRYER
  19. Harry SWARBRICK
  20. Josh ROURKE


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