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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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Otley vs PGRFC

15-09-2014

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

09-09-2014

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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BRACE FOR MARSHALL SEALS IMPRESSIVE OPENING WIN FOR HOPPERS 3rd XV

07-09-2014

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

14-07-2014

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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PGRFC vs Luctonians

14-07-2014

Hoppers ended a three game winless run with a bonus point victory over Luctonians at Lightfoot Green on Saturday. Looking for a much needed win Hoppers came flying out the blocks, and got their first try after two minutes through Tahir El Mahdi, who fended off several challenges to cross over the line. They got […]

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PGRFC vs Chester

14-07-2014

Hoppers were soundly beaten by high flying Chester and failed to record a single point in a disappointing performance at Lightfoot Green. While Hoppers had their fair share of territory and possession they were unable to unlock a fast and physical defence and made simple errors and mistakes. The 29 point difference flattered Chester as […]

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Hull Ionians vs PGRFC

14-07-2014

Hull Ionians 43 – 15 Preston Grasshoppers Preston Grasshoppers were unable to build on their impressive win over Leicester Lions last week as they fell to a 43-15 defeat away to Hull Ionians. The hosts were always going to be a tougher test than last week’s opposition, having just returned from a season in League […]

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PGRFC vs Leicester Lions

14-07-2014

Hoppers ended a run of three straight defeats and went a long way to erasing the memory of last week’s disappointing performance with a comprehensive 45-14 victory against Leicester Lions. The club was celebrating its 145th birthday and the action on the pitch and Hoppers put in an all-round performance to match the days celebrations […]

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