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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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Hoppers 4’s make it 4 wins


Saturday saw Hoppers 4th XV welcome Kirby Lonsdale 2’s to Lightfoot Green for an eagerly anticipated encounter. Hoppers were hoping to continue their good home form in the league, while Kirby Lonsdale were hopping to continue their impressive run , showed by their 2nd place in the league before the game. Hoppers kicked off and […]

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5th XV undone at Orrell


The first wet Saturday of the season saw the fifth team take on top of the table Orrell St James. Prior to the match kicking off, it was made clear that the Orrell side had no props but were allegedly on their way. The match kicked off with uncontested scrums and that was the way […]

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Under 10s enjoy Winnington trek


A long trip for the boys this morning, with a first trip to Northwich to play Winnington Park.  The setup at the club was fantastic with everything clearly laid out. We played a total of four games and had a mixed bag of results and performances.  The first two games passed by with two evenly […]

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Under 14s back to winning ways


Aldwinians U14s  5  Hoppers U14s 21 25th October 2015 I’m currently sat watching the “spectacle” of American football (Or throw stuff to the overdressed Michelin inspired American Woo-Haa” junkie until such is appropriate that I get an either ex English footballer; or someone with a European fifth cousin – BALL). It’s quite inspiring actually! How […]

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Under 10s continue to improve


Hoppers U10s v Fylde U10s Another great morning for Rugby, with the weather still holding out and 20+ travelled from Fylde to come and play what is always an entertaining fixture against our Hoppers boys. Both Hoppers and Fylde split into two teams, with a few newer lads from both also having a joint training […]

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Under 16s back to winning ways


Hoppers U16s  40    Fylde U16s  32 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup Second Round 18th October 2015 After their defeat away at Eccles in the first round Hoppers were keen to get back to their winning ways against their arch rivals Fylde, the draw pitting Hoppers against the second and third placed in last year’s competition […]

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