Category Archives: First Team

Preston Grasshoppers vs Alnwick


PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS 7-32 ALNWICK Hoppers flattered to deceive by starting strongly as Jacob Browne touched down in the third minute after some strong forward pressure and Tom Walker converted. But the lead was to be short-lived as, virtually from the restart, Jordan Dorrington saw yellow for a high tackle and Alnwick took full advantage, a […]

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Wirral vs Preston Grasshoppers


Wirral 14-17 Preston Grasshoppers Grasshoppers travelled to the Memorial Ground to face a side that were unbeaten at home this season and had won their last three games out of four. Conditions were Arctic as Hoppers kicked off with the strong wind behind them and were immediately under pressure as, despite driving their hosts’ scrum, […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs Rossendale


Preston Grasshoppers 26-6 Rossendale The weather forecast was accurate for once with the rain starting as predicted just as the teams lined up for a minute’s silence in memory of Donny Sutherland, a great man, a great coach and a great Hopper. He will be missed by all who came in contact with him at […]

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Kirkby Lonsdale vs Preston Grasshoppers


Kirkby Lonsdale 5-41 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers 1st and 2nd XVs travelled to Underly Park with the senior side keen to put the memory of their last visit well behind them when, on a wet and very windy afternoon, they suffered a defeat.  From the travelling fans’ point of view it was a pleasingly different story […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs Lymm


Preston Grasshoppers 66-14 Lymm Arnie made a number of changes this week in the wake of the tight game at Blackburn last Saturday and gave a brief run down before the game: ‘Chris Taylor is injured so Harry Holden gets his first start for me. He’s impressed in training, his lineouts have been very good […]

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Blackburn vs Preston Grasshoppers


Blackburn 22-22 Preston Grasshoppers The teams ran out in damp weather with an overcast sky and a noticeable breeze blowing down the pitch. Hoppers had made one change from last week with Harrison Moulding, now fully fit after his return to the Club, in at Fly Half for the injured Jake Squirrell. Blackburn kicked off […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs Billingham


Preston Grasshoppers 40-27 Billingham After a week without First Team rugby, today’s game was eagerly anticipated and also enhanced by a two-day visit from the CEO of the RFU, Bill Sweeney, who was with us to see how the Club operated in the community, spend time with the Mini and Junior section, open the newly […]

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Sandal vs Preston Grasshoppers


Sandal 12-56 Preston Grasshoppers September went, and with it the fine, late summer weather. The October rain had been incessant during the trip across the Pennines and it showed only little signs of letting up as the teams took to the field. Sandal kicked off and began to press the Hoppers’ defence inside the 10m […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs Macclesfield


Preston Grasshoppers 42-14 Macclesfield Last week saw some troublesome injuries giving problems for Arnie’s selection today which was further complicated when Tyler Spence had to withdraw during the week and with Jordan Dorrington unavailable it was a changed side that took the field on another warm, sunny afternoon. Macclesfield had made a good start to […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs York


Preston Grasshoppers 32 – 9 York Speaking to Team captain, Chris Taylor at training last Tuesday, he voiced his thoughts on the match against Otley: ‘I think it’s a wake-up call for the boys. I think that, without offering any excuses, it’s hard to come off a 77 – 0 win to one of the […]

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