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5th XV lose out at Fylde

20-09-2015

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

16-09-2015

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

15-09-2015

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

14-09-2015

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

07-09-2015

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

07-09-2015

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

06-09-2015

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

28-08-2015

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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PGRFC vs Chester

14-07-2015

Hoppers fell to a disappointing defeat in their final game of the 2015-16 National 2 North season but can look back at a campaign with a lot of positives. The visitors scored four first half tries to secure their place in the league for next season but were hanging on at the end as Hoppers […]

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Sedgley Park vs PGRFC

14-07-2015

Preston Grasshoppers were brought down to earth from last weeks high scoring victory as Sedgley Park ran in ten tries to secure second spot and condemn Hoppers to their heaviest defeat of the season. The hosts benefited was a number of mistakes from Hoppers with a uncharacteristic amount of poor tackling and an inability, in […]

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