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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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PGRFC vs Kirkby Lonsdale

16-06-2017

PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS 27- 26 KIRKBY LONSDALE By Ken Moore, picture by Mike Craig. In an error-strewn game, Hoppers recorded the narrowest of victories against a spirited Kirkby Lonsdale side to maintain their unbeaten run going into the first break. “Relief!” was Coach Paul Arnold’s reaction after the game, an emotion that was shared by his players and […]

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Kendal vs PGRFC

16-06-2017

KENDAL 19 – 25  PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS  By Ken Moore Before a bumper crowd with World Rugby Chairman, Bill Beaumont, officially opening Kendal’s superb new venue, Hoppers spoilt the hosts’ party by coming away with an important, hard-fought win. Head Coach Paul Arnold said: “Very happy with today’s five points. Because of the occasion, Kendal were […]

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PGRFC vs Birkenhead Park

16-06-2017

PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS 60 – 14 BIRKENHEAD PARK Words by Ken Moore, photo by Mike Craig. In a highly entertaining game of open rugby, Hoppers ran in 10 tries against a game Birkenhead Park side. But Head Coach, Paul Arnold was not carried away: “I’m obviously very pleased with the win but we left some points out there on […]

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Hull vs PGRFC

16-06-2017

Hull 10 – 10 Preston Grasshoppers The Preston Grasshoppers faithful left The Ferens Ground in Hull with mixed feelings after a scrappy encounter resulted in a 10-10 draw with both sides having chances to win the game towards the end. By John Peterson. Head Coach Paul Arnold was in a pragmatic mood saying “Credit to […]

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PGRFC vs Wirral

16-06-2017

PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS 34 – 19 WIRRAL Words by Ken Moore, picture by Mike Craig – new signing and man of the match Matt Lamprey scored again to bring home the bonus point. In a competitive, physical confrontation, Hoppers eventually came out comfortable winners over Wirral, third in the league last season, despite playing a man short for 30 […]

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Sandal vs PGRFC

16-06-2017

SANDAL 24 PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS 26 By Ken Moore This was an exciting game for any neutrals in the crowd but for committed supporters’ fingernails were in short supply by the end of the game. But, unlike on many occasions last season, this time Hoppers were the beneficiaries of a last play score to take the […]

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Under 9s go close at Festival

29-04-2016

The under 9s managed to field three teams at this year’s Hoppers’ festival, despite being down to 21 players through injury and withdrawals. It was always going to be tough playing without substitutes but the lads did themselves proud with Hoppers White losing in the semi-final of the cup to the eventual (and deserved) winners […]

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