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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 Billingham

16-06-2017

Hoppers kept their unbeaten run and at the same time brought new opponents Billingham’s run of seven successive wins to an end and, due to postponements involving other title contenders, increased their lead at the top to 11 points. Words by Ken Moore, photo by Mike Craig In a physical contest which became ill-tempered in […]

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Hoppers vs Morley

16-06-2017

Leading up to this top versus bottom clash, Hoppers’ Head Coach Paul Arnold expressed his concerns about a possible ‘banana skin’ and, initially, his fears seemed justified as Morley started the game at a breakneck pace and were ahead as early as the second minute as home full back Dante van der Merwe exploited a […]

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PGRFC vs Lymm

16-06-2017

Hoppers opened up a 5-point lead at the top of the North Premier inflicting the first loss of the season on second-placed Lymm in this top of the table clash at Lightfoot Green. Again, a strong second-half performance won the day in a highly entertaining, physical contest. Words by Ken Moore, photo by Mike Craig […]

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Harrogate vs PGRFC

16-06-2017

HARROGATE 16  PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS 32 By Ken Moore This was a typical cross-Pennine battle, involving first and third in the table, a physical contest with some big hits which unfortunately ended on a sour note with a flurry of cards. But, once again, a strong second half performance saw Hoppers home and they retain top […]

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Ilkley vs PGRFC

16-06-2017

At half time, Hoppers had a mountain to climb and their unbeaten record looked distinctly under threat as they trailed 17-5. Words by Ken Moore, photo by Mike Craig Head Coach Paul Arnold said: “Ilkley are a good side and contained us in the first period and the players needed a bit of a rocket […]

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PGRFC vs Pocklington

16-06-2017

Hoppers romped to a comprehensive 53-0 victory over Pocklington today with a dominant second half performance. Words by Ken Moore, photo by Mike Craig Some clinical finishing in the second half gave Hoppers a conclusive win over Pocklington in the first-ever meeting between the two clubs. But in the first period, the men from East […]

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Rossendale vs PGRFC

16-06-2017

Preston Grasshoppers 26 – 8 Rossendale Hoppers kept their unbeaten record so far this season with an impressive display in atrocious conditions at Rossendale and, since Lymm could only draw at Kendal, replace them in top spot in the league. Words by Ken Moore, photo by Mike Craig In high winds and driving rain, the […]

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