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Preston Grasshoppers vs Lymm


Preston Grasshoppers 66-14 Lymm Arnie made a number of changes this week in the wake of the tight game at Blackburn last Saturday and gave a brief run down before the game: ‘Chris Taylor is injured so Harry Holden gets his first start for me. He’s impressed in training, his lineouts have been very good […]

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Blackburn vs Preston Grasshoppers


Blackburn 22-22 Preston Grasshoppers The teams ran out in damp weather with an overcast sky and a noticeable breeze blowing down the pitch. Hoppers had made one change from last week with Harrison Moulding, now fully fit after his return to the Club, in at Fly Half for the injured Jake Squirrell. Blackburn kicked off […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs Billingham


Preston Grasshoppers 40-27 Billingham After a week without First Team rugby, today’s game was eagerly anticipated and also enhanced by a two-day visit from the CEO of the RFU, Bill Sweeney, who was with us to see how the Club operated in the community, spend time with the Mini and Junior section, open the newly […]

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Sandal vs Preston Grasshoppers


Sandal 12-56 Preston Grasshoppers September went, and with it the fine, late summer weather. The October rain had been incessant during the trip across the Pennines and it showed only little signs of letting up as the teams took to the field. Sandal kicked off and began to press the Hoppers’ defence inside the 10m […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs Macclesfield


Preston Grasshoppers 42-14 Macclesfield Last week saw some troublesome injuries giving problems for Arnie’s selection today which was further complicated when Tyler Spence had to withdraw during the week and with Jordan Dorrington unavailable it was a changed side that took the field on another warm, sunny afternoon. Macclesfield had made a good start to […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs York


Preston Grasshoppers 32 – 9 York Speaking to Team captain, Chris Taylor at training last Tuesday, he voiced his thoughts on the match against Otley: ‘I think it’s a wake-up call for the boys. I think that, without offering any excuses, it’s hard to come off a 77 – 0 win to one of the […]

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Otley vs Preston Grasshoppers


Otley 29 – 5 Preston Grasshoppers With the late diagnosis of Covid for Arnie, Byron on his way back from playing in Italy with the Sharks, and Craig unavailable, it was a much reduced coaching staff who took to the bench at Cross Green. With DoR Gareth Dyer in charge and Ian McFarlane in support, […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs Northwich


Preston Grasshoppers 77 – 0 Northwich Rugby is back at Lightfoot Green! And what a return! On a bright, warm, late summer afternoon, the Preston faithful, who were there in numbers, were treated to a try- fest. Starved of rugby for so long and, after that sorry season of injuries, losses and relegation, and probably […]

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Preston Grasshoppers vs Burnage


PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS 90 – 5 BURNAGE The result suggests that this game was a mis-match but visitors Burnage played some decent rugby at times and never gave up. Head Coach Paul Arnold, in his last home game before retirement, was given a fitting send-off:  ‘I’m obviously very proud of the boys today, although I’m disappointed […]

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Grasshoppers vs Caldy


Preston Grasshoppers 5 – 49 Caldy Following the decent performance against Chester last week Hoppers hosted the unbeaten league leaders Caldy, who needed just one point from this game to secure the title and their promotion back to National 1. Arnie stuck to his stated policy for the rest of the season and again gave […]

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