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2nd XV crush Chester


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


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


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


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


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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Under 15s boss Fylde


Hoppers U15  24  Fylde U15  5 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup. Sunday 25th January This was final round and the deciding match of Pool A with both teams unbeaten, and Fylde top on points difference by virtue of having played their full complement of games – Hoppers having one game conceded by the opposition and no […]

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Under 16s battle past Blackburn


Hoppers U16s  21   Blackburn U16s  0 Blacksticks Blue Cup Sunday 25th January saw a local derby against local rivals and fierce competitors Blackburn. The last fixture of the cup group had thrown up a winner takes all game as the vagaries of the point system had left the table very tight and both teams knew that […]

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2nd XV Extend run at Sale FC


Sale FC 2nd XV 5-31 Hoppers 2nd XV The second team made it three wins out of three with a solid if somewhat un-spectacular victory at Heywood Road. On a sunny yet distinctly fresh afternoon Young’s men consolidated their position in the upper reaches of Conference A. After their fine performances against Caldy and Sedgley […]

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2nd XV dominate Sedgley


Hoppers 2ndXV 32-6 Sedgley Tigers 2ndXV The second team produced their best performance of the season as they humbled the defending champions and current league leaders at Lightfoot Green. After last weekend’s commanding victory at Caldy, Young’s men raised the bar a notch as they erased the memory of their lacklustre display against the Tigers […]

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Ampthill & District vs PGRFC


Ampthill 22-17 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers made the long journey to high flying Ampthill and were unfortunate to only come away with a losing bonus point after giving the A’s a real scare. Ampthill had run out comfortable winners on their first trip to Lightfoot Green earlier in the season and were probably expecting a similar […]

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