Category Archives: First Team

Rossendale vs Preston Grasshoppers


Rossendale 0 – 67 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers travelled to Rossendale where they chalked up their fifth ‘victory to nil’ of the season as they continued their quest for promotion. Eleven tries, along with six conversions, sealed the win against a Rossendale side who, having been beaten by just twenty points in the previous encounter at […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs Kirkby Lonsdale


Preston Grasshoppers 99-0 Kirkby Lonsdale After the satisfying win last week against Otley, Head Coach Paul Arnold decided to rest one or two of the squad and give opportunities to some young players who had shown their worth in the 2nd XV. Baille Leatham took the number one position for his first start after being […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs Otley


Preston Grasshoppers 27- 12 Otley The weather was just about perfect for rugby. A bright, cool afternoon with a little breeze set the scene for the eagerly-awaited, top-of-the-table clash with Otley. The visitors had put together an impressive season, occupying the top spot for most of it since our visit to Cross Green in September […]

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Lymm vs Preston Grasshoppers


Lymm 36-41 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers made the short trip to Lymm knowing they would not be facing the team they had laid so low back in October. Since then the Cheshire side had moved up the table and recorded a run of six straight wins until their encounter with league leaders, Otley last week. Despite […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs Blackburn


Preston Grasshoppers 21 – 19 Blackburn Conditions were very cold and damp as the teams came out in front of an almost packed stand and a big crowd braving the elements in front of the club house. Having drawn the game at Ramsgreave Drive in October, Hoppers were looking to steal some points from their […]

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Billingham vs Preston Grasshoppers


Billingham 0-22 Preston Grasshoppers As storm Malik blew its anger across the north of the country, Hoppers travelled to Billingham where the conditions were to be a major factor in the game against their rivals for promotion but, although the Premiership match at nearby Newcastle was delayed to the evening because of the weather, these […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs Sandal


Preston Grasshoppers 31-10 Sandal The 1st XV are now on a good run of winning results and before the match, team Captain, Christian Taylor voiced his thoughts about the coming fixtures. ‘We’ve spoken within the squad about our performance and we feel that if we perform as we capable of doing we shouldn’t really be […]

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Macclesfield vs Preston Grasshoppers


Macclesfield 13-26 Preston Grasshoppers With six wins from the last seven games, Hoppers looked to continue their successful run with a visit to Macclesfield, a side that, since losing heavily at Lightfoot green in September, had also put together a string of very strong performances and Arnie was well aware of what faced his team, […]

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York vs Preston Grasshoppers


York 5-16 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers started the New Year with a trip across the Pennines to York and, having had the last match before Christmas postponed due to Covid–related issues, they were eager to get back to playing after a three week lay-off during which a significant number of players had been laid low with […]

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Burnage vs Preston Grasshoppers


Burnage 0-59 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers made the trip to Burnage aiming to bounce back from their defeat by Alnwick at home last week. The travelling fans were not to be disappointed. The weather was overcast and damp at the start but with little or no breeze to hamper the kickers, conditions on the artificial surface […]

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