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Under 10s continue to improve

20-10-2015

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

19-10-2015

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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Bolton Blues for 5th XV

19-10-2015

Bolton Blues Hoppers 5th’s travelled away to Bolton 4th’s in the cup this week looking to build upon last week’s thrilling draw which ended a run of 4 defeats. The teams confidence is building with every training session and every game and the fact we had 24 players for an away cup match shows the […]

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3rd XV progress in Cup

18-10-2015

Hoppers 3rd XV 38-13 Warrington 2nd XV The 3rd XV progressed through to the next round of the BEST Jug courtesy of an entertaining victory over Warrington 2nd XV. Due to a number of senior players out through injury, the 3rds took to the field with somewhat of a youthful look about them and look […]

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2nd XV too strong for Rochdale

16-10-2015

Hoppers 2nd XV come good after a stuttering start to win away at Rochdale 5-47. With injuries and unavailability of players continuing to make selection challenging, Steve Tiernan decided to hand 2nd XV debuts to two of the clubs colts, 17yr olds Nick Johnson (2nd Row) and Connor Dalgliesh (Back Row). With the numbers now […]

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5th XV held by Fleetwood III

16-10-2015

After a run of improving performances not reflected in the final scoreline, Grasshoppers welcomed Fleetwood to Lightfoot Green aiming to secure their first victory of the season. The match began with Fleetwood kicking off, Hopper’s received well but a poor kick out on the full gifted Fleetwood an attacking line-out platform. Hoppers defended the rolling […]

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Under 16s lose cup opener

15-10-2015

Eccles U16 34 Hoppers U16 21 Blacksticks Blue Lancashire Cup. Sunday 4th October 2015 The first competitive match of the season for Hoppers saw them meet the runners up in last year’s final, Eccles, at their ground near Salford. Unavailability and injuries saw the Hopper’s squad depleted, having the bare 15 to field in the […]

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Under 10s at Manchester Festival

13-10-2015

A selection of photos from the Under 10s visit to the recent Manchester Festival.

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Under 7s take in Rossendale

13-10-2015

The U7’s had another busy Sunday, this time at the Rossendale festival. With one festival under our belt, both players and coaches seem more relaxed with the whole affair. Kirby Lonsdale fielded a strong squad as did Altrincham but we held our own in some of the pool games with some good victories and a […]

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Unders 8s flying start to season

13-10-2015

It has been a busy start to the season for the under 8s. Despite the setback of England not progressing into the RWC quarter finals we have still seen a big increase in the squad size with all of last season’s squad being bolstered by a set of new and enthusiastic players. Things are starting […]

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