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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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Under 16s undone at Manchester


Manchester U16s  41   Hoppers U16s  24 Blacksticks Blue Cup Round 7 of the Lancashire cup saw a repeat of last years final with Hoppers visiting reigning champions, and the stand out team in the age group, Manchester. A surprisingly dry day, less wind than anticipated and the expanse of the 1st team pitch saw a […]

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Under 15s blow away Sefton


Sefton U15  0  Hoppers U15  30* Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup 11 Jan 2015. Hoppers picked up their Blacksticks Blue Cup campaign with a trip to Sefton on Merseyside and were faced by a very strong wind, giving quite difficult conditions. Hoppers had few injuries and unavailability but were still able to field a very strong […]

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Caldy 2nd XV 17-39 Hoppers 2nd XV


Caldy 2nd XV 17 Hoppers 2nd XV 39 The second team showed no signs of rustiness following a break of nearly a month without any rugby. In the face of a bitterly cold and near gale force wind they efficiently dispatched a Caldy side who kicked off with a distinct size advantage. The hosts also […]

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PGRFC vs Stockport


Hoppers ended a poor run of results with a comprehensive 34-7 victory over Stockport. After an attritional first half due to the challenging weather conditions they turned on the style in the second to score five of their six tries in an impressive team display. The win was built around a quality display the forward […]

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Broadstreet vs PGRFC


Broadstreet 23 Preston Grasshoppers 14 Once again Hoppers flattered to deceive going into the last quarter with a narrow lead but failing to close out the game. A rueful Head Coach Garth Dew reflected: “We played most of the rugby, particularly in the first half, made 5 clean line breaks but failed to capitalise. Our […]

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Under 15s win at windy Fleetwood


Fleetwood U15  0  Hoppers U15  30* Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup 21 December 2014 Fleetwood kicked off on a cold and windy day at the coast-side pitch that always feels that it has worse conditions than inland. Memories were evoked of past tag rugby games here, when the lads were in the minis, with parents chasing […]

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