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Macclesfield vs Preston Grasshoppers


Macclesfield 13-26 Preston Grasshoppers With six wins from the last seven games, Hoppers looked to continue their successful run with a visit to Macclesfield, a side that, since losing heavily at Lightfoot green in September, had also put together a string of very strong performances and Arnie was well aware of what faced his team, […]

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York vs Preston Grasshoppers


York 5-16 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers started the New Year with a trip across the Pennines to York and, having had the last match before Christmas postponed due to Covid–related issues, they were eager to get back to playing after a three week lay-off during which a significant number of players had been laid low with […]

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Burnage vs Preston Grasshoppers


Burnage 0-59 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers made the trip to Burnage aiming to bounce back from their defeat by Alnwick at home last week. The travelling fans were not to be disappointed. The weather was overcast and damp at the start but with little or no breeze to hamper the kickers, conditions on the artificial surface […]

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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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