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2nd XV too good for Stockport


Stockport 2nd XV 5 Hoppers 2nd XV 100 The second team ran in sixteen tries as they overwhelmed Stockport on Saturday afternoon. Encounters between the two sides have historically been close, high-scoring affairs but this was a lop-sided fixture. From the moment that Hoppers scored their first try in the sixth minute it was clear […]

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U15s too strong for Southport


Southport U15  0  Hoppers U15  30* Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup Third Round. 16th November 2014 The weather continued to be unseasonably mild as Hoppers travelled to West Lancashire for the third round of the Blacksticks Blue Cup.  Conditions were ideal again on their first team pitch, and this brought back memories of the final against […]

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Youthful 2nd XV see off Vale


Hoppers 2nd XV 45 Vale of Lune 2nd XV 7 A much changed and youthful second team put Vale to the sword on a mild and sunny afternoon at Lightfoot Green. Vale entered the fixture on a high having dumped Sedgley Tigers out of the cup last weekend but they failed to impose themselves in […]

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Harrogate vs PGRFC


Hoppers fell to their third consecutive defeat coming back across the Pennine’s empty handed after a 27-9 defeat to Harrogate. The Yorkshire club ran in four tries to secure the bonus point and kept Hoppers from crossing the line, restricting them to just a handful of penalty opportunities. This is the second consecutive week that […]

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U15s overcome Leigh challenge


Hoppers U15 35*   Leigh U15  5 9th November 2014 Another fine day saw Hoppers’ first home match for a while in perfect conditions at Lightfoot Green on the second team pitch. As with Sedgley Park last week, Leigh promised to be another competitive team with a large pack, set against our mobile and versatile forwards, […]

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U13s battle to draw at Leigh


Leigh U13s 24    Preston Grasshoppers U13s 24 Sunday 9th November 2014 ACT ONE – PART ONE (Scene – A lush green field on the edge of an overly widened stretch of water. A mass throng of rugby ready lads, smiling parents eating allegedly the best sausages in the North West; stand silently to the side […]

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PGRFC vs Huddersfield


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


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


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


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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