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Preston Grasshoppers vs Macclesfield


Preston Grasshoppers 42-14 Macclesfield Last week saw some troublesome injuries giving problems for Arnie’s selection today which was further complicated when Tyler Spence had to withdraw during the week and with Jordan Dorrington unavailable it was a changed side that took the field on another warm, sunny afternoon. Macclesfield had made a good start to […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs York


Preston Grasshoppers 32 – 9 York Speaking to Team captain, Chris Taylor at training last Tuesday, he voiced his thoughts on the match against Otley: ‘I think it’s a wake-up call for the boys. I think that, without offering any excuses, it’s hard to come off a 77 – 0 win to one of the […]

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Otley vs Preston Grasshoppers


Otley 29 – 5 Preston Grasshoppers With the late diagnosis of Covid for Arnie, Byron on his way back from playing in Italy with the Sharks, and Craig unavailable, it was a much reduced coaching staff who took to the bench at Cross Green. With DoR Gareth Dyer in charge and Ian McFarlane in support, […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs Northwich


Preston Grasshoppers 77 – 0 Northwich Rugby is back at Lightfoot Green! And what a return! On a bright, warm, late summer afternoon, the Preston faithful, who were there in numbers, were treated to a try- fest. Starved of rugby for so long and, after that sorry season of injuries, losses and relegation, and probably […]

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Grasshoppers vs Caldy


Preston Grasshoppers 5 – 49 Caldy Following the decent performance against Chester last week Hoppers hosted the unbeaten league leaders Caldy, who needed just one point from this game to secure the title and their promotion back to National 1. Arnie stuck to his stated policy for the rest of the season and again gave […]

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Chester vs Grasshoppers


Chester 27 – 14 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers made the short journey to Hare Lane to take on a Chester side that last week had decimated Scunthorpe with seventeen tries and a score of one hundred and nine to twelve. Undaunted, and fresh from a week off after a much more solid performance of their own […]

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Grasshoppers vs Hinckley


Preston Grasshoppers 3 – 33 Hinckley Hornets With the weather merchants forecasting another bout of gloom and doom the afternoon did not present the prospect of pleasant spectating. However, the heavy rain over lunchtime gave way to a dry and not too chilly start to the match with little or no wind to trouble the […]

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Stourbridge vs Grasshoppers


Stourbridge 52 – 12 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers made the long trip to Stourbridge with a side that, true to Arnie’s promise last week, contained several changes as he begins to restructure the squad for the future. Ewan Naylor started at five and there was a welcome return for Tyler Sloane and Conor Trueman on the […]

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Grasshoppers vs Tynedale


Preston Grasshoppers 14 – 29 Tynedale With Tynedale coming to Lightfoot Green on the back of inflicting defeat by the biggest margin this season in the first meeting, and now comfortably established in the middle of the league table, today’s game, although winnable, was never going to be easy and, given Hoppers’ present form, to […]

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Huddersfield vs Grasshoppers


Huddersfield 25 – 15 Preston Grasshoppers When things are not going your way sometimes it seems that more and more problems just mount up. As if the late injury in training to Will Davidson wasn’t enough, Jake Squirrell picked up a back strain in the warm up at Lockwood Park and took no further part […]

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