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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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PGRFC vs Huddersfield

14-07-2015

Hoppers put relegated Huddersfield to the sword with an eight try victory that guarantees National 2 rugby next season. This was a free flowing open game as Huddersfield came to play an expansive game that played right into Hoppers hands as they capitalised on mistakes and played some attractive rugby to entertain a bumper crowd. […]

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Leicester Lions vs PGRFC

14-07-2015

After the game, a philosophical Head Coach Garth Dew reflected: “The better side won today. We played some good attacking rugby at times but did not take our chances. Our set piece was good and John Mackenzie was a revelation at No.8 and the goal-line defence solid for most of the game. But we failed […]

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PGRFC vs Harrogate

14-07-2015

Preston Grasshoppers produced the most resilient of defensive displays to grind out a hard fought win over Harrogate, despite being down to 14 men. Harrogate will wonder how they didn’t capitalise on the man advantage, and were 6-0 up from the boot of Lewis Minikin before Pete Altham was given his marching orders by referee […]

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