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PGRFC vs Sandal


On a sunny, warm spring afternoon, Hoppers closed their season with a confident display of running rugby against eleventh placed Sandal. Words by John Le Page, photo by Mike Craig The home side put their defeat of last week behind them and took the lead in the third minute with a driving try by Ally […]

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Under 9s go close at Festival


The under 9s managed to field three teams at this year’s Hoppers’ festival, despite being down to 21 players through injury and withdrawals. It was always going to be tough playing without substitutes but the lads did themselves proud with Hoppers White losing in the semi-final of the cup to the eventual (and deserved) winners […]

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Under 10s at the Hoppers Festival


So another season draws to a close and a tough season it has been, with the weather proving the toughest opponent this year, but nothing is over until a wonderful days rugby at the Hoppers Festival. The under 10’s submitted two teams into the festival this year (Green and White).  Hoppers Green had been drawn […]

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Under 7s enjoy Hoppers Festival


The Under 7’s had 4 teams entered in this years Festival, plus, as a bonus, a team from the Under 6’s was also entered. The Under 6’s had a terrific introduction to what’s in store for them next season, getting to the Semi-Finals of the 4th place Bowl trophy where they faced the Under 7 […]

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Under 10s match report catch-up


Sunday 3rd April HOME to Bolton and Wigan Today we had two teams visiting us at Hoppers, Wigan and Bolton.  Both are teams we have faced before, so had some idea what we were going to face.  The day did not disappoint with some lovely dry weather, however the pitches were reasonably hard going in […]

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Under 10s have busy weekend


Saturday 12th March vs Bowden This weekend the under 10’s found themselves with an extra days rugby and thankfully the weather decided to play to allow this to happen.  With it came a touring team from Bowden, a team we have only previously seen at Manchester festival. Hoppers were split into two teams to face […]

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Under 16s crash out at Collegiate


Liverpool Collegiate U16s 30*   Hoppers U16s 0 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup Quarter Final 6th March 2016 Hoppers U16s were drawn away at Liverpool Collegiate in the quarter finals of the Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup competition. Hoppers had a bare 15 players to start with – the squad ravaged by unavailability due to injury and, mostly, […]

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Under 10s have edge over Vale


Following yet another a week off due to the weather, finally some drier weather meant that the pitches were fit and games were on.  The week brought with it the challenge of a Vale of Lune squad who were definitely up for the scrap, sometimes in more ways than one. Throughout what has been a […]

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Hoppers 3rd XV Take One Step Closer


Hoppers 3s Take One Step Closer If anyone was unsure as to the definition of the word ‘tenacious’ then look no further than Hoppers’ 3s and the hallowed turf of Pitch 2 at Lightfoot Green. This week’s instalment comes straight from the thick of the action where Hoppers’ 3s took on Burnage 2s. Last week’s […]

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Thirds sneak it at Macc


Hoppers’ high rollers pull 21 with the last hand. Inspired by Friday’s ITV episode of ‘The Tipping Point’, this week’s match report will take a casino theme. With the season entering the final quarter Hoppers find themselves locked in a tight battle for promotion to the promised land of the Cotton Traders Premiership. With Crewe […]

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