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Under 13s rise to Eccles challange

02-03-2015

Hoppers U13s  22   Eccles U13s  12 Blacksticks Blue Cup quarter Final Sunday 1st March When Lazarus was resurrected he joined a happy band of two that could stake the claim to cheat death by means not related to celebrity plastic surgery practitioners in Los Angeles. Today we were privy to a resurrection of sorts. No […]

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2nd XV sneak it at Fylde

17-02-2015

Fylde 2nd XV 12-16 Hoppers 2nd XV Love was well and truly off the agenda at the Woodlands on Saturday lunchtime but it was Fylde whose hearts were left broken. Some would argue that St Valentine blessed Young’s men with good fortune but Hoppers showed spirit, resolve and above all real heart to grab the […]

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Hoppers Ladies beat Manchester

17-02-2015

Match report Hoppers Ladies v Manchester Ladies 8 February 2015 Hoppers’ ladies continued with their good run of form at the weekend with a visit from Manchester ladies who were placed one position above them in the league and winners of the last meeting earlier in the season. Manchester started lively countering Hoppers’ early attacks […]

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PGRFC vs Hull Ionians

16-02-2015

Preston Grasshoppers put in another good performance against one of the table toppers but came up just short against Hull Ionians. The visitors controlled the territory and possession for large parts of the game but struggled to really breakdown the resilient home defence and had to rely on set piece tries and their power game. […]

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Under 16s battle back at Ormskirk

11-02-2015

Ormskirk U16s 5 Hoppers U16s 31 Sunday 8th Feb This Sunday saw PGRFC U16s visiting Ormskirk who had kindly stepped in at short notice to offer us a game as part of a weekend of celebrations to mark the opening of their newly refurbished club house. Having met earlier in the season in the group […]

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2nd XV crush Chester

10-02-2015

Hoppers 2nd XV 79-0 Chester 2nd XV The second team went some way to erasing the memory of last week’s frustrating loss to Macclesfield with a ruthless demolition of Chester. Few could have predicted the scoreline as the visitors had acquitted themselves well this season. Hoppers played some of their best attacking rugby of the […]

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Leicester Lions vs PGRFC

08-02-2015

Leicester Lions 30-27 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers lapsed into former bad habits at Lutterworth Road as they failed to hold out for the win after controlling much of the game. They entered the last quarter with a comfortable 14-point margin and a 4-try bonus point already in the bag only to lose focus and discipline and […]

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Under 13s outgun gutsy Bolton

03-02-2015

Hoppers U13s  42*  Bolton U13s  12 Sunday 1st February Firstly, thanks to all those who were able to make it to Hoppers today on a crisp, but pleasant (if not a bit chilly out of the sun) morning. Firstly I would like to express a huge thankyou to Bolton, who brought a fantastic set of […]

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Under 15s pushed hard at Warrington

03-02-2015

Warrington U15s 10   Hoppers U15s  22 Sunday 1st February Following the success last week in the Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup, and topping the final pool standings, Hoppers were on the road at Warrington. The day was dry and sunny which was a relief after the recent snow, but was bitterly cold with a cutting wind […]

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2nd XV edged by Macclesfield

02-02-2015

Hoppers 2nd XV 12-13 Macclesfield 2nd XV The second team slipped up on a sunny but bitterly cold afternoon at Lightfoot Green. Young’s tyros were full of frustration on Saturday evening and will reflect upon the result as one that got away. In hindsight they will regret passing over some kickable penalties whilst ruing a […]

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