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Grasshoppers vs Hull


Preston Grasshoppers 13-18 Hull Hull arrived at Lightfoot Green after two good back to back wins had moved them up to eleventh in the table. Hoppers needed to get some points from this game to start their long climb back to safety in this league so on paper this was set to be a cracking […]

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Crosby St Marys vs Hoppers 3rd XV


Crosby St Mary’s 20-20 Preston Grasshoppers 3rd XV On a cold and crisp November morning as the frost thawed, Hoppers IIIs slowly arrived in Hightown to play a top of the league clash against Crosby St Mary’s.  Early doubts over a frozen pitch were dispelled as the sun melting the frozen ground managed to turn […]

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Luctonians vs Grasshoppers


Luctonians 29-3 Preston Grasshoppers It was an early start on a cold but gloriously bright morning for both players and supporters as they gathered at the club to board the coaches for the long drive to Hereford and, with a three hour trip in front of them, the hearty Hoppers breakfast was a welcome start […]

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Grasshoppers vs Loughborough Students


Preston Grasshoppers 21 -34 Loughborough Students In his preview of this match, Mike Forshaw highlighted the narrow margin of wins for the two clubs in the record of games played, showing Loughborough edging the lead with eight to Hoppers’ six. With both teams occupying positions close to one another in the lower half of the […]

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Caldy vs Grasshoppers


Caldy 49 – 21 Preston Grasshoppers Hoppers travelled to the Wirrall with yet another changed side, looking to turn around their fortune in games of late. Caldy were unbeaten so far this season and at home they would be a tough nut to crack. Kick off was at 2.15pm and the day was dull with […]

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Grasshoppers vs Chester


Preston Grasshoppers 10 – 27 Chester When the Head Coach sits down to give his comments on the match and starts off by saying, “I’m embarrassed with that display”, you know it’s not been a good afternoon. He went on to say, “We were out worked, outnumbered and out enthused all over the pitch. That […]

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Hinckley vs Grasshoppers


Hinckley 27 – 17 Preston Grasshoppers With a total of sixteen of the first team squad unavailable, mainly through injury, Hoppers went to Hinckley with several players appearing for the first time this season. Ewan Naylor was promoted from the second fifteen for his first ever senior outing and Will Davidson started for the first […]

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Grasshoppers vs Stourbridge


Preston Grasshoppers 20 – 17 Stourbridge What a difference a week makes! After the miserable rain and the disappointment of the visit to Tynedale, Hoppers ran out in bright sunshine to host a strong Stourbridge side who, after seven matches were sitting fourth in the table. Injuries and unavailability still plagued the team selection but […]

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Tynedale vs Grasshoppers


Tynedale 34 – 5 Preston Grasshoppers In miserable weather with rain sweeping across the Northumbrian pitch, Hoppers played out a fairly miserable match on nearly all levels. Coach Paul Arnold summed up the afternoon in his post-match interview, ‘We were well beaten all over the park. Our set piece was appalling, and our game management […]

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Grasshoppers vs Huddersfield


Preston Grasshoppers 22 – 29 Huddersfield Grasshoppers, still hurting from the narrowest of defeats at Wharfedale last week, hosted a Huddersfield side that they had lost to in both fixtures last term. Hoppers were depleted by injury and unavailability to the extent that recently retired Head Coach Paul Arnold was on the bench! Under a […]

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