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PGRFC vs Fylde (Good Friday)

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Under 16s lose to last kick of the Game


Warrington U16s  18     Hoppers U16s  17 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup 4th Round. Hoppers were away from home against Warrington for the rescheduled 4th round of the Cup, and it was amazing that the tie was on at all given the terrible floods in the North West. The conditions were actually not that bad, wet and […]

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Under 13s slip up in Cup


Aldwinians U13s  20   Hoppers U13s  7 Hoppers Under 14s faced a re-arranged away trip to Aldwinians in their Round 4 match in the Blacksticks Blue Junior Challenge cup. Hoppers made a sluggish start against Aldwinians and let them run in 3 pretty easy tries before they got going. During the remainder of the first half […]

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3rd XV streak ended


Saturday saw Hoppers’ promotion credentials suffer a blow at the hands of a strong Broughton Park 2nd team. First off, the main bone of contention… weather. As a back I am pretty soft, when I am not playing rugby I like filing my nails, making daisy chains etc. I think most of the backs were […]

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Under 16s ease past Widnes


Hoppers  U16   42*    Widnes U16  12 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup. After the frustrations of several cancellations, including the washout the previous week, Hoppers were back in action in the rescheduled Lancashire Cup match vs Widnes. The weather conditions were fine, especially compared to last week, and it was clear from the off that on the […]

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5th XV record first win of the season


Preston Grasshoppers 5th XV vs Bolton 4th XV Grasshopper’s 5th team welcomed Bolton to a somewhat damp and quagmire-ish Preston having already faced each other in the cup, which had resulted in a Bolton victory. After a long run of improving performances and narrow defeats, this match was eagerly awaited as a chance to get […]

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3rd XV make it 7 in a row


Altricham & Kersal 2nd XV 3-85 Hoppers 3rd XV They say attack is the best form of defence… There’s definitely occasions when writing a match report is not a relishing prospect. High scoring games, for instance, make it difficult to remember what actually happened. Or when you come off injured after 10 mins having contributed […]

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Sixths edge Fifths


5th XV beaten by last minute try Last weekend saw the most local of derbies, Hoppers 5th XV playing the 6th XV. Previous seasons have resulted in one sided affairs – a demonstration of collective experience/ex first team over youth and social rugby. With a more settled 5th team this match was keenly anticipated and with […]

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2nd XV make Semi-Finals


Hoppers 2s make arduous progress to the Semi Final of the BEST cup against a determined Sandbach 2nd XV. During the uncompromising depression of 1930s America, the broadcaster and comedian Milton Bearle once said, “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door”. The value of such a sentiment seemed to go astray after such a positive […]

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3rd’s through to Semi-Final


Hoppers 3rd XV 21-7 Wirral 2nd XV This week’s Lighting and Building Services Jug quarter finals saw Hoppers’ 3rd XV host Wirral 2nd XV. Going into the game, both teams found themselves locked together in the league on 26 points. With only a points difference of 2 separating the sides this was set to be […]

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