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Hoppers vs Sedgley Park

22-09-2018

Preston Grasshoppers 31 – 36 Sedgley Park A fast-paced, physical and entertaining game saw Hoppers facing their first really stern opposition of the season in Sedgley Park who finished second in the league last year. The team were led onto the field by the hugely popular Oga Mabaya who was given a deserved round of […]

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Huddersfield vs Hoppers

15-09-2018

Huddersfield 28 – 27 Preston Grasshoppers In a fast-paced game which saw some dogged defending by both packs, an almost certain Hoppers victory turned into a disappointing defeat at Lockwood Park. From the kick off Hoppers looked lively, shrugging off the sluggish start to their last away match with early penetrating runs by Altham and […]

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Hoppers 4th XV vs Clitheroe

12-09-2018

4ths Fight back for the first game of the season Whilst Hoppers 1st entertained Fylde on Pitch 1 at Lightfoot green It was time for the new 4ths, having moved up to Division 4 North, to entertain Clitheroe 2nds on Pitch 2. Captain Mortimer led out a mixed team of new faces and returning old […]

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Hoppers vs Fylde

08-09-2018

PRESTON GRASSHOPPERS 18-15 FYLDE In terms of commitment and intensity, this game lived up to the pre-match hype – the first league meeting between these two local rivals for 7 years and, before comfortably the biggest crowd for some time, Hoppers took the spoils in a tight contest. The home pack put the pressure on […]

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Chester vs Hoppers

01-09-2018

Chester 48 – 37 Preston Grasshoppers In an entertaining game at Chester’s Hare Lane, Hoppers’ return to League 2 North started with a sharp wake-up call. A penalty from the home side’s Tom Holloway who then converted Andrew Oakden’s try, saw them  10 – 0 down inside three minutes of the kick off. Chester continued […]

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Under 14s march continues

25-01-2018

The under 14s entertained Wigan in a friendly fixture on Sunday. With a number of boys absent with the dreaded lurgy, Hoppers had only 16 players and were up against the leaders of the pool above them in the Junior Challenge. After a few words in the warm up the boys took to the field […]

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Hoppers vs Huddersfield

05-01-2018

Preston Grasshoppers 22 – 27 Huddersfield Hoppers looked to start the New Year with a return to winning ways after the disappointment at Fylde and having dominated the match at Huddersfield, only to lose it in the last ten minutes they had a point to prove. Before their warm-up it was a slightly intrigued set […]

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Under 16s explore their options

10-10-2017

Hoppers U16  46  Bury U16s  14 MATCH REPORT Anyone out there a fan of the good old English breakfast? I am. It is quite a varied term “English Breakfast”. To some it is the gentle crinkle of a crisp bowl of Kellogg’s with ice cold milk. To some of the more afflicted amongst us it […]

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Under 12s season openers

09-10-2017

Lancs Under 12 Waterfall competition September 25th 2017 So the first week of fixtures for season finally came around and with it the under 12’s first tasting of Lancashire Cup rugby, with the first round of the season waterfall tournament. The double headed fixture brought Southport and Vale of Lune across to Hoppers, two very […]

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Under 16s open Cup campaign

28-09-2017

Leigh U16s 0 Hoppers U16s 30* Lancs Cup Round 2 A once proclaimed ethic of the ancient tribe of the eco warrior “Reduce Reuse Recycle” was uttered with a vitriolic chorus at meetings of the bold and brave councils on our sheltered isle. Following a ultimately well earned and prestigious plate final for the Under […]

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