Category Archives: Third Team

Crosby St Marys vs Hoppers 3rd XV


Crosby St Mary’s 20-20 Preston Grasshoppers 3rd XV On a cold and crisp November morning as the frost thawed, Hoppers IIIs slowly arrived in Hightown to play a top of the league clash against Crosby St Mary’s.  Early doubts over a frozen pitch were dispelled as the sun melting the frozen ground managed to turn […]

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Hoppers 3rd XV Take One Step Closer


Hoppers 3s Take One Step Closer If anyone was unsure as to the definition of the word ‘tenacious’ then look no further than Hoppers’ 3s and the hallowed turf of Pitch 2 at Lightfoot Green. This week’s instalment comes straight from the thick of the action where Hoppers’ 3s took on Burnage 2s. Last week’s […]

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Thirds sneak it at Macc


Hoppers’ high rollers pull 21 with the last hand. Inspired by Friday’s ITV episode of ‘The Tipping Point’, this week’s match report will take a casino theme. With the season entering the final quarter Hoppers find themselves locked in a tight battle for promotion to the promised land of the Cotton Traders Premiership. With Crewe […]

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Friday Nights Lights Success for 3rd XV


Friday Night Lights Having suffered a defeat to Bolton 2s earlier in the season, Hoppers were keen to avenge this loss and cement their promotion credentials with a win over their Division 1 rivals. Bolton had kindly agreed to a Friday night game which transpired to be a good call as the winter weather wreaked […]

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3rd XV make it 7 in a row


Altricham & Kersal 2nd XV 3-85 Hoppers 3rd XV They say attack is the best form of defence… There’s definitely occasions when writing a match report is not a relishing prospect. High scoring games, for instance, make it difficult to remember what actually happened. Or when you come off injured after 10 mins having contributed […]

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3rd’s through to Semi-Final


Hoppers 3rd XV 21-7 Wirral 2nd XV This week’s Lighting and Building Services Jug quarter finals saw Hoppers’ 3rd XV host Wirral 2nd XV. Going into the game, both teams found themselves locked together in the league on 26 points. With only a points difference of 2 separating the sides this was set to be […]

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3rd XV progress in Cup


Hoppers 3rd XV 38-13 Warrington 2nd XV The 3rd XV progressed through to the next round of the BEST Jug courtesy of an entertaining victory over Warrington 2nd XV. Due to a number of senior players out through injury, the 3rds took to the field with somewhat of a youthful look about them and look […]

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3rd XV outmuscle Wirral


PGRFC 3rd XV 27-15 WIRRAL RFC 2nd XV Hoppers 3rds got back to winning ways on Saturday with victory over Wirral 2nd’s in a red hot encounter at Lightfoot Green.  Having been on the end of two heavy defeats against this opposition last time the 3rds were in Division 1, the boys knew they would […]

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3rd XV start with Leigh win


Hoppers 3rd XV 44-24 Leigh 2nd XV The 3rd XV started the new season in the same fashion as they finished the last with a hard fought victory over Leigh 2nds, the side they beat in last year’s cup final. After being put through a gruelling pre-season campaign courtesy of new coaches Wayne Steel, Richie […]

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3rd XV sign off season in style


The 3rd XV were up against it on Saturday when they travelled to Sandbach to play Leigh 2nd XV in the BEST Trophy Final. Hoppers and Leigh had both competed in the same league during the season with Leigh finishing top with only one defeat. That defeat had come at the hands of Hoppers who […]

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