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3rd XV sign off season in style

05-05-2015

The 3rd XV were up against it on Saturday when they travelled to Sandbach to play Leigh 2nd XV in the BEST Trophy Final. Hoppers and Leigh had both competed in the same league during the season with Leigh finishing top with only one defeat. That defeat had come at the hands of Hoppers who […]

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Junior Colts make it 4 in a row

05-05-2015

Glossop Junior Colts 27-27 Preston Grasshoppers Junior Colts Preston Grasshoppers win 5-4 on penalty kicks / Sunday 3rd May 2015 The Junior Colts looked to complete the double by adding a 4th consecutive Lancashire Cup to their collection. The opponents this time being Derbyshire outfit Glossop. For first time this season Hoppers had a full […]

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Junior Colts win League Bowl

28-04-2015

Chester Junior Colts 17-24 Preston Grasshoppers Junior Colts Sunday 26th April 2015 The sun was shining on Eccles RUFC to set the stage for the Raging Bull Colts League Bowl final contested between Chester RUFC and Preston Grasshoppers RFC junior colts. Chester won the toss and chose to kick to Grasshoppers, who were playing into […]

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Under 8s win Hoppers Festival

28-04-2015

This weekend we had two teams entered into the PGH minis festival, namely Hoppers and Fireflies. Hoppers started brightly winning their first game and then drawing their second. Unfortunately, they suffered a reverse in their 3rd game losing by 1 try to Fylde. In a must win final group game they came up against a […]

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Under 15s beat Eccles to win Cup

27-04-2015

Hoppers U15s  50   Eccles U15s  19 Blacksticks Blue Junior Challenge Cup Final at Southport 26th April 2015 Deja Vu, as we were in the Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup final at Southport, but this time it was not our usual rivals Fylde, but Eccles who had been victorious against Fylde in the semi final. Two years […]

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Under 15s outgun Blackburn

27-04-2015

Hoppers U15   30*    Blackburn U15  0 Sunday 19th April. This was the last match before the Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup Final next week against Eccles, and it was ideal – pitching the lads against a big and competitive pack    for which Blackburn are renowned. Blackburn were up for the challenge after their win in […]

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2nd XV finish league season on a high

27-04-2015

Hoppers 2nd XV 36-7 Sale FC 2nd XV The second team secured third place in the Bateman Premier League with victory against a spirited Sale side at Lightfoot Green. Hoppers huffed and puffed for much of the first half but a much improved second display sees them enter next weekend’s cup final with renewed confidence. […]

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Hull vs PGRFC

26-04-2015

Hoppers got the points they needed to retain their place in National 2 (North) but had to wait until the final minutes to be ensured of safety in a pulsating contest at Hull. A 20 minute period after the break decided the game as Hull were camped in the Hoppers 22 with a succession of […]

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Under 16s gain revenge over Trafford

22-04-2015

Hoppers U16s 43   Trafford MV U16  10 Sunday 12th April With local rivals Fylde’s first signs of reluctance to play Hoppers this season coming on December 14th when late notice of a prior commitment meant a hurried rescheduling of fixtures we were grateful of the offer to visit Trafford MV. Not having played each other […]

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Under 7s great weekend

21-04-2015

Saturday 18th April. The U7s played the touring U7s from Caldy. With the distraction of the Family Day festivities put to one side for a short time we managed put out three teams against Caldy and each faired really well. The Caldy teams were strong and well organised defensively which was a good challenge for […]

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