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Hoppers vs Chester


Preston Grasshoppers 21 – 22 Chester The last match of the season and fireworks were promised but sadly, failed to set the ground alight. The pyrotechnics arranged for an explosive start to the match were doused by the weather with strong winds putting paid to any chance of a display. With the home supporters looking […]

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Fylde 2nd XV vs Hoppers 2nd XV


Hoppers travelled to the Fylde coast to play in the 6th edition of the Brendan Hanavan Trophy on Good Friday as current holders. The game also doubled up as a 2nd team Conference A fixture with league points on offer to both sides. Hoppers made a slow start and were 12-0 down with tries from […]

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South Leicester vs Hoppers


South Leicester 34-51 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers travelled to Welford Road for their last away fixture of the season against South Leicester RFC who were facing relegation from National League 2 North. Having beaten this team to ‘nil’ at Lightfoot Green, their supporters were hoping for a confident performance from their team and whilst they were […]

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Hoppers vs Stourbridge


Preston Grasshoppers 40 – 34 Stourbridge It was Ladies’ Day at Lightfoot Green and the sun shone down on a glorious assembly of colourful and stylish outfits fit to equal anything at Aintree and with their visitors sitting several places below them in the league, largely due to a run of erratic performances, the home […]

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Hull Ionians vs Hoppers


Hull Ionians 22-15 Preston Grasshoppers Preston Grasshoppers travelled to Brantingham Park looking to extend their run of six unbeaten matches. Hull Ionians, top of the league and set for promotion to the third tier, were always going to be a difficult side to beat on home turf, especially when they had a point to prove […]

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Hoppers vs Hinckley


Preston Grasshoppers 48 – 19 Hinckley With Arnie sitting on the roof again and a bright, Spring afternoon ahead, Hoppers were looking to avenge the overwhelming defeat they suffered at Leicester Road in November. Hinckley made ten changes to the side that took the field that day which may have contributed to their very different […]

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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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