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Photos from Cider Tasting

29-01-2012

Below are some photographs, taken by Catherine Forshaw, of the ‘Charity Cider Tasting’ which took place after the victory over Bromsgrove on  14th Jan 2012. This event raised £251 for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) and the winner was 2nd XV coach Michael Lough. Click on a photo to see it full size.

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John Powell’s Ultimate XV

29-01-2012

This week it is the turn of our Hon. Fixture Secretary John Powell to pick his Ultimate XV of players he has played with and against. Here is his team in his own words. I played rugby for various teams at Hoppers from 1974 when I joined from College and after a number of seasons […]

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Playing Records

29-01-2012

Since the article highlighting First XV appearances was published for Graham Cox’s Match on Boxing Day, one or two of our ‘veterans’ have pulled me up on the statistics. As I ventured to point out, unfortunately it would appear playing records weren’t kept before past president Les Anson started taking note in the mid 1970’s, […]

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Hoppers beaten by Tigers

29-01-2012

Photo courtesy of Mike Craig Preston Grasshoppers 21 – Sheffield Tigers 31 Hoppers fell to a spirited Sheffield Tigers side as they failed to capitalize on a decent amount of possession and territory. This was a sloppy performance in poor conditions that was compounded by the visitors clinical finishing with three of their five tries […]

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