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Peterborough Lions vs Hoppers


Peterborough Lions 12 – 19 Preston Grasshoppers It was an early start for the team and their travelling fans as they set off for the longest trip of the season and a first time visit to Solstice Park. The journey wasn’t without incident as the team coach was unerringly guided by the trusty SatNav to […]

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Hoppers vs Tynedale


HOPPERS 21-5 TYNEDALE With both teams fairly safe in mid-table with similar playing records and the game at Tynedale in November having produced 60 points, the spectators were looking forward to an entertaining, high-scoring game of flowing open rugby. However this was not to be as a slippery ball caused frequent handling errors coupled with […]

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4th XV fight through tough quarter final


4th XV Fight through tough quarterfinal The 4th XV welcomed Hawcoat Park 2nds to pitch 4 for the Robinsons Brewery Shield quarterfinal last week. Hoppers kicked off with young Darryl hill chasing and Tackling the receiver who didn’t Know what hit him. The forwards were driving forward like a rampaging mob, Brown, Shadwell and Jackson all making […]

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Macclesfield vs Hoppers


Macclesfield 14-50 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers travelled to Priory Park looking to achieve their second ‘double’ of the season fully aware that their opposition’s position in the table belied their ability to play good rugby and win against teams near the top. In direct contrast to the freezing conditions that scuppered the original fixture, the teams […]

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Sheffield Tigers vs Hoppers


Sheffield Tigers 24 – 27 Preston Grasshoppers Preston Grasshoppers travelled to Dore Moor with confidence after their impressive win against Leicester Lions last week. After Arnie’s decision to view the match from the roof, Ryan Carlson displayed his own individual approach to the game by sleeping on the floor of the coach all the way […]

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Hoppers vs Leicester Lions


Preston Grasshoppers 29 – 0 Leicester Lions Sports coaches throughout the world are always seeking to find new ways of improving their team’s performance but watching the match from the rooftop instead of the dugout has to be up there with the quirkiest! Nevertheless, Arnie’s lads certainly put on a show. In the cold and […]

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4th XV vs Thornton Cleveleys 2nd XV


Hoppers 4ths 8-22 Thornton Cleveleys 2nds With a full complement of senior players available Captain Mortimer was having a nightmare with selection as the 4ths welcomed 2nd in the league Thornton Cleveleys to pitch 3. The game kicked off under the guidance of stand in Captain Shadwell. The 4ths receiving from kick off and were […]

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Hoppers vs Wharfedale


Preston Grasshoppers 14-15 Wharfedale It would appear the art of weather forecasting has become uncannily reliable as the rain that was predicted for 2.30pm duly arrived with the referee’s kick-off whistle. Wharfedale started the half and Hoppers were immediately awarded a penalty on their own 22. Tom Davidson’s kick found touch on half way and […]

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Hoppers vs Otley


Preston Grasshoppers 25 – 10 Otley The day did not get off to a good start for Otley who arrived at Lightfoot Green ‘sans kit’. It was suggested they play in ‘skins’ and at least one commentator warned them that the AGP was really painful without shirts! This came on top of the lack of […]

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Sedgley Park vs Hoppers


Sedgley Park Tigers 15 – 3 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers and their faithful supporters made the short trip to Sedgley Park looking to reverse the narrow victory their opposition had won at Lightfoot Green in August. In front of a vociferous crowd and in miserable, wet conditions they made a promising start with a series of […]

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