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Hoppers vs Fylde


PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS 18-15 FYLDE In terms of commitment and intensity, this game lived up to the pre-match hype – the first league meeting between these two local rivals for 7 years and, before comfortably the biggest crowd for some time, Hoppers took the spoils in a tight contest. The home pack put the pressure on […]

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Chester vs Hoppers


Chester 48 – 37 Preston Grasshoppers In an entertaining game at Chester’s Hare Lane, Hoppers’ return to League 2 North started with a sharp wake-up call. A penalty from the home side’s Tom Holloway who then converted Andrew Oakden’s try, saw them  10 – 0 down inside three minutes of the kick off. Chester continued […]

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Under 14s march continues


The under 14s entertained Wigan in a friendly fixture on Sunday. With a number of boys absent with the dreaded lurgy, Hoppers had only 16 players and were up against the leaders of the pool above them in the Junior Challenge. After a few words in the warm up the boys took to the field […]

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Hoppers vs Huddersfield


Preston Grasshoppers 22 – 27 Huddersfield Hoppers looked to start the New Year with a return to winning ways after the disappointment at Fylde and having dominated the match at Huddersfield, only to lose it in the last ten minutes they had a point to prove. Before their warm-up it was a slightly intrigued set […]

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Under 16s explore their options


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


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


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 Sandal


On a sunny, warm spring afternoon, Hoppers closed their season with a confident display of running rugby against eleventh placed Sandal. Words by John Le Page, photo by Mike Craig The home side put their defeat of last week behind them and took the lead in the third minute with a driving try by Ally […]

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Under 9s go close at Festival


The under 9s managed to field three teams at this year’s Hoppers’ festival, despite being down to 21 players through injury and withdrawals. It was always going to be tough playing without substitutes but the lads did themselves proud with Hoppers White losing in the semi-final of the cup to the eventual (and deserved) winners […]

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Under 10s at the Hoppers Festival


So another season draws to a close and a tough season it has been, with the weather proving the toughest opponent this year, but nothing is over until a wonderful days rugby at the Hoppers Festival. The under 10’s submitted two teams into the festival this year (Green and White).  Hoppers Green had been drawn […]

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