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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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2nd XV rampant at Rochdale

07-10-2014

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

07-10-2014

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

06-10-2014

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

30-09-2014

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

24-09-2014

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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