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PGRFC vs Huddersfield

07-11-2014

Hoppers fell to another heartbreaking home defeat as a Joel Hinchliffe penalty in the final minute secured victory for Huddersfield. After making poor start to each half Hoppers fought their way back from a 15 point deficit and looked to have won the game with a try five minutes from time, but a couple of […]

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15s in Sedgley battle

06-11-2014

Sedgley Park U15s  7  Hoppers U15s  37* 2nd November 2014 After a couple of weeks training Hoppers were greeted with a gorgeous day in North Manchester, with bright sunshine and excellent conditions. Sedgley Park are always competitive and turn out a large pack that are a handful, so we expected a good test. Hoppers kicked […]

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U16s show strength in depth

05-11-2014

Hoppers U16s  41  Sedgley Park U16s  7 The U16s won at home 41-7 against Sedgley Park, a true testament to the growing strength of the squad with 9 players unavailable due to Lancashire commitments and injury etc It was a game of two halves, although the scoring doesn’t reflect this!! In the first half Hoppers […]

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2nd XV overcome Fylde

28-10-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 44 Fylde Hawks 19 On a fantastic weekend for everybody at the Green the second team secured a resounding and thoroughly deserved victory over a much vaunted and previously free-scoring Fylde side. A healthy crowd flocked to Lightfoot Green and witnessed Young’s men produce their finest performance of the season. The first […]

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U16s see off Ormskirk

22-10-2014

Hoppers U16s 36  Ormskirk U16s 26 Blacksticks Blue Cup – Round 2   A full-blooded second round cup tie saw Hoppers safely home at 36-26 against a spirited Ormskirk side. Hoppers started brightly, with the pack looking comfortable and fluency and power coursing through the whole back line as they set to with a series […]

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2nd XV win at Macc

19-10-2014

Macclesfield 2nd XV 26-31 Hoppers 2nd XV The second team secured a hard fought but ultimately deserved victory against their old adversaries from Priory Lane. Hoppers showed great resolve in the face of some tenacious rugby to earn the perfect morale boost for this Friday’s fixture against the auld enemy Fylde. It was fifteen minutes […]

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3rd XV Run Riot at The Woodlands

19-10-2014

FYLDE RFC 3RD XV 3 PGRFC 3RD XV 77 WOODLANDS ROUT! Hoppers bounced back from their first defeat of the season last week with renewed vigour and passion, inflicting a huge victory over Fylde 3rd XV on their home turf. Much of the pre-game hype in the Fylde coast based media was over the inclusion […]

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2nd XV too strong for Sandbach

13-10-2014

Hoppers 2nd XV 83 Sandbach 2nd XV 19 The second team secured another emphatic victory with an entertaining performance against a spirited Sandbach side. The visitors travelled without a recognised hooker and having to kick off with uncontested scrums appeared to take the early wind out the Hoppers sails. Despite a dominant start it was […]

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U16s visit Rochdale

13-10-2014

Rochdale U16s  7   Hoppers U16s  38 Sunday 12th October Hoppers arrived at Rochdale to find that Bury U16s had folded and all their players had defected on mass and thus the home team had a squad of 30 and in order to allow time for all players 3 periods were agreed upon. Hoppers were keen […]

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U16s away at Waterloo

13-10-2014

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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