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U16s away at Waterloo


Waterloo U16s  17  Hoppers U16  17 Blacksticks Blue Challenge Cup Round 1 Sunday 5th October Judging by the supporter’s cheers and player’s celebrations the home team from Merseyside were clearly more delighted to escape with a draw after a largely one sided game dominated by Hoppers, played on a postage stamp of a pitch. This […]

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2nd XV rampant at Rochdale


Rochdale 2nd XV 8 Hoppers 2nd XV 71 The second team secured an emphatic win at sunny Rochdale on Saturday and went some way to erasing the disappointment of their frustrating defeat at the hands of Sedgley Tigers. Both sides started positively and enjoyed some decent early possession. Matt Gargett opened the scoring for the […]

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Under 15s cup opener


Liverpool St Helens U15  0  Preston Grasshoppers U15  30* Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup, first round match. With the early KO at 10:15 requiring some rushed departures for a Sunday morning, it was good that a fully operational breakfast café greeted the Hoppers as they arrived at Liverpool St Helens (LSH). Good for the parents at […]

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5 in a row for 3rd XV


Sedgley Park 3rd XV 5-46 PGRFC 3rd XV TIGERS TAMED BY HOPPERS Hoppers balanced side of youth and savoir-faire propelled Tom Peterson’s men to their fifth consecutive win of the campaign, deep in the Tigers lair. The first ten minutes saw both teams guilty of unforced error and ill-discipline which ultimately led to a disjointed […]

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2nd XV downed by Sedge


Hoppers 2nd XV 0 Sedgley Tigers 2nd XV 23 Friday night lights returned to Lightfoot Green but Hoppers failed to electrify the healthy crowd which braved the cool Autumn evening. Young’s men produced a disappointing performance, lacking both in cutting edge and physicality. The visitors made fewer mistakes than their hosts, took their chances and […]

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2nd XV squeeze past Sale


Sale FC 2nd XV 12 Hoppers 2nd XV 19 Hoppers maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a hard fought but ultimately deserved victory against a dogged Sale side. Young’s men came from behind at the Carrington Training Centre, a venue where they tend to huff and puff. The opening exchanges were frenetic, frantic […]

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Otley vs PGRFC


Head Coach Garth Dew and Director of Rugby Gareth Dyer Preston Grasshoppers recorded their first win of the season with an impressive performance away at Otley. After losing their opening game Hoppers needed to make a statement against their long-time rivals, who had an impressive opening day victory. Based around a solid set piece and […]

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4th XV sneak it at Fylde


The new season began for the 4’s with the familiar journey to meet the old foe Fylde on Saturday. Having achieved promotion following a successful campaign last time we were expecting a much tougher season and a derby match against Fylde 3’s would definitely provide a good test to get the season started. The team […]

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PGRFC 3RD XV 33 WEST PARK 2ND XV 10 A try in each half for Ryan Marshall coupled with an impressive overall team performance saw Hoppers 3rd XV run out 33-10 winners over West Park 2nd XV in a pulsating opening fixture at Lightfoot Green. Hoppers forwards dominated from the off, providing a solid platform […]

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PGRFC vs Hull


Hoppers 2014/15 season got off to a disappointing start with a narrow defeat to a new look Hull at Lightfoot Green. On a more positive note this was Rich Morton’s 200th appearance for Hoppers; Rich has been a wonderful servant to the club both on and off the field and his contribution is greatly appreciated […]

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