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3rd XV outmuscle Wirral


PGRFC 3rd XV 27-15 WIRRAL RFC 2nd XV Hoppers 3rds got back to winning ways on Saturday with victory over Wirral 2nd’s in a red hot encounter at Lightfoot Green.  Having been on the end of two heavy defeats against this opposition last time the 3rds were in Division 1, the boys knew they would […]

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U10s season opener


An impressive twenty lads from Hoppers Under 10’s turned up for an extra weekend day of Rugby on Saturday at Kirkham Grammar School, with Stonyhurst St Marys Hall also there to play. The Hoppers boys were split into two teams of equal strength and played in a mini festival of 6 games, with one team […]

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5th XV lose out at Fylde


Preston Grasshoppers 5th XV 42-6 Fylde 4th XV Hoppers 5th’s travelled to Fylde to face their 4th team for the first time since the former dropped down a league. The opening 5 minutes produced a brisk passage of play with both sides exchanging penalties, Scott Davies converting for Hoppers. A disappointing 10 minutes followed, with […]

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4th XV make it 2 in a row


Sedgley 3rd XV 17-19 Hoppers 4th XV After last week’s opening day victory, Hoppers travelled to Park Lane to take on Sedgley Park 3’s. Over the last few seasons, Sedgley have proved to be a thorn in the 4th XV’s side in tight, physical encounters. With near enough the same pack and back line as last week’s […]

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2nd XV too strong for Chester


Hoppers 2nd XV win their first away fixture with a 21-67 victory over Chester 2’s. After last week’s game at home to Caldy, Hoppers 2’s were determined to improve on their performance and put in a disciplined display against our friends from Hare Lane. The message before the game was simple and that was to […]

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5th XV suffer tough defeat


Preston Grasshoppers 5th XV 7-57 Aspull 2nd XV Having been made to wait a week for their first match, a much-changed 5th XV started slowly against an Aspull 2nd XV that narrowly missed promotion last season. After conceding several soft scores early on, the forwards turned good field position into scoring opportunities with Jason Shadwell […]

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2nd XV squeeze past Caldy


Hoppers 2nd XV 18-14 Caldy 2nd XV The second team (pictured above against Caldy last season) opened their league campaign with a tight victory over Caldy on Saturday. They deserved the spoils having enjoyed the lion’s share of possession and territory but made heavy weather of things in the second half. In part, this was […]

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4th XV beat Tyldesley in opener


Hoppers 4th XV 22-16 Tyldesley 2nd XV Hoppers 4th XV (pictured away at Fylde last season) opened the season at Lightfoot Green on Saturday by welcoming Tyldesley 2nd XV. Superb playing conditions saw some familiar faces return in the shape of Jason Proctor, Gav McQueen and Antni Nightingale to help a young, developing team lead […]

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3rd XV start with Leigh win


Hoppers 3rd XV 44-24 Leigh 2nd XV The 3rd XV started the new season in the same fashion as they finished the last with a hard fought victory over Leigh 2nds, the side they beat in last year’s cup final. After being put through a gruelling pre-season campaign courtesy of new coaches Wayne Steel, Richie […]

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PGRFC vs Waterloo


Hoppers wrapped up their pre-season friendlies with a convincing 40-7 victory over Waterloo. There were a few changes from the side that faced Newport (Salop) but a strong team with a dangerous backline was able to carve out a number of chances against their lower league opponents. In perfect conditions for Rugby, Hoppers started well […]

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