Category Archives: First Team

PGRFC vs Fylde


Preston Grasshoppers 6-22 Fylde Preston Grasshoppers still seek their first point of the National League Two North season after two yellow cards proved costly in the first half of the derby duel with Fylde. Flanker Sam Gale was sinbinned as early as the fifth minute and Fylde immediately capitalised with an unconverted try by skipper […]

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Wharfedale vs PGRFC


Wharfedale 57 vs 18 PGRFC The lads began their return to National League rugby with a trip to Wharfedale where, supported by a coachload of the faithful, they faced a baptism of fire at the hands of a team well used to playing at this level. Conditions under foot were good for running rugby and, […]

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Blackburn vs PGRFC (Lancs Cup)


Hoppers were well beaten by a strong Blackburn Cup as the Lancashire Cup defence faltered at the first hurdle. A hat trick of tries for the hosts by Leon Simpson as well as further scores from Sammy Russell, Thomas Mayoh, Tom Burtonwood, Harry Pilkington, and Josh Jarrold proved too much for the youthful Hoppers side who managed […]

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Lymm vs PGRFC (Pre-Season)


Lymm 19-24 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers picked up a hard fought win at Lymm as pre-season continues to build. The side featured 8 debutants as well as some familiar faces returning from long term injury. Tries from Ally Murray, Ed Keohane, Jacob Browne and Max Loboda saw the lads to a 24-19 win in blustery conditions. […]

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PGRFC vs Kendal (Pre-Season)


PGRFC 36-26 Kendal Newly promoted to National League 2, Hoppers began their pre-season programme with a home game against Kendal, also promoted last season into the league below. As with most pre-season games, this was a night of players changing in and out and swapping positions so the final score was less important than the […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs Widnes


Preston Grasshoppers 59-8 Widnes With promotion to the fourth tier of National Rugby already secured, Hoppers rounded-off their successful season with a dominant win over a tough Widnes side to lift the John Burgess Lancashire Cup at Wigan’s Douglas Valley ground. The fixture had been delayed beyond the end of the playing season and the […]

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Northwich vs Preston Grasshoppers


Northwich 3-81 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers travelled to Cheshire for their last league game of the season, to face bottom of the table Northwich, secure in the knowledge that they were already promoted to the National League. Conditions were bright and warm in the sunshine, although the cool wind, whipping up a dust storm from the […]

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Blackburn vs Preston Grasshoppers (Lancs Cup Semi)


JOHN BURGESS LANCASHIRE CUP – SEMI-FINAL BLACKBURN 31-31 PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS Hoppers’ Head Coach Paul Arnold heaved a sigh of relief after this pulsating contest: ‘That was a tough match that could have gone either way and, in a way, we were a bit fortunate. Blackburn are a good side and we were suckered into playing […]

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Alnwick vs Preston Grasshoppers


Alnwick 12-33 Preston Grasshoppers The long trip to Alnwick was arguably Hoppers’ most important remaining game since a victory would keep promotion hopes alive and avenge their only home defeat of this campaign. But Alnwick were intent on achieving the double and play in the initial 10 minutes was all in Hoppers’ half and only […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs Wirral


Preston Grasshoppers 61 – 0 Wirral After a weekend off for the lads it was great to see them run out to take on Wirral in front of a good crowd, in bright, warm, early Spring weather. The previous encounter at the Memorial Ground had been a dour, slog of a game in arctic conditions, […]

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