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Under 14s march continues

25-01-2018

The under 14s entertained Wigan in a friendly fixture on Sunday. With a number of boys absent with the dreaded lurgy, Hoppers had only 16 players and were up against the leaders of the pool above them in the Junior Challenge. After a few words in the warm up the boys took to the field […]

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Under 16s explore their options

10-10-2017

Hoppers U16  46  Bury U16s  14 MATCH REPORT Anyone out there a fan of the good old English breakfast? I am. It is quite a varied term “English Breakfast”. To some it is the gentle crinkle of a crisp bowl of Kellogg’s with ice cold milk. To some of the more afflicted amongst us it […]

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Under 12s season openers

09-10-2017

Lancs Under 12 Waterfall competition September 25th 2017 So the first week of fixtures for season finally came around and with it the under 12’s first tasting of Lancashire Cup rugby, with the first round of the season waterfall tournament. The double headed fixture brought Southport and Vale of Lune across to Hoppers, two very […]

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Under 16s open Cup campaign

28-09-2017

Leigh U16s 0 Hoppers U16s 30* Lancs Cup Round 2 A once proclaimed ethic of the ancient tribe of the eco warrior “Reduce Reuse Recycle” was uttered with a vitriolic chorus at meetings of the bold and brave councils on our sheltered isle. Following a ultimately well earned and prestigious plate final for the Under […]

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Pocklington vs PGRFC

16-06-2017

This was a ‘top versus bottom clash’ but that was not the way the game turned out and the result was still in doubt with just 10 minutes left on the clock. The home side certainly raised their game and, as Hoppers’ coach Paul Arnold commented: “When you are top of the league you become […]

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PGRFC vs Rossendale

16-06-2017

Hoppers returned to winning ways with a bonus-point victory over local rivals Rossendale to increase their lead to 20 points at the top of the table. Chasing teams Hull and Lymm both recorded wins but failed to gain bonus points but they both have two games in hand so Hoppers need to keep the pressure […]

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Kirkby Lonsdale vs PGRFC

16-06-2017

After last week’s demolition of their near neighbours, Kendal, home supporters in the clubhouse before the game were talking of a ‘damage limitation exercise’. But the players had other ideas and an awesome defensive effort and better use of the difficult conditions, put an end to Hoppers’ 17-game winning run. Words by Ken Moore, photo […]

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PGRFC vs Kendal

16-06-2017

Hoppers put down a marker for the outcome of this match as early as a first minute scrum when the Kendal pack were unceremoniously shunted off their own ball and in the 6th minute Matt Lamprey was the beneficiary of a pushover converted by Jake Squirrell. Words by Ken Moore, photo by Mike Craig Straight […]

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Birkenhead Park vs PGRFC

16-06-2017

The final score suggests that this was a comfortable win for the league leaders but in fact they trailed at half time and the result was in doubt as late as the 60th minute. Words by Ken Moore, photo by Mike Craig With confidence boosted by some new recruits and a win on the road […]

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PGRFC vs Hull

16-06-2017

This top-of- the-table clash certainly lived up to its billing and, in a fast and furious contest, Hoppers managed to fight off a late riposte from second-placed Hull to increase their lead at the top. The afternoon did not start well for the home side as centre Alex Hurst tweaked a hamstring in the warm-up […]

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