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Hoppers still a work in progress

Preston Grasshoppers player/coach Paul Arnold admits there is still plenty to work on despite his side’s fine start to the season.

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Preston Grasshoppers Under-11s at the tournament hosted by Sale RFC in Manchester

Hoppers youngsters helped make history

Youngsters from Preston Grasshoppers played a part in creating history as they took part in the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup, hosted by Sale Sharks.

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Nick Haughton is congratulated by his team-mates after his wonder strike

Haughton on top of the world after wonder goal

Chorley midfielder Nick Haughton is still on cloud nine after his wonder strike against Alfreton Town on Saturday.

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Scott Jordan

Preston Grasshoppers 27, Kirkby Lonsdale 26

Another bonus-point victory kept Preston Grasshoppers in second place in the North Premier League. But the overwhelming reaction – from head coach Paul Arnold down – was massive relief.

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Action from Hoppers' recent 60-14 win against Birkenhead Park

Gareth Dyer’s monthly rugby column

Gareth Dyer is head of rugby operations at Preston Grasshoppers.

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Ally Murray scores against Kendal

Arnold delighted as Hoppers spoil party

Before a bumper crowd with World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont officially opening Kendal’s superb new venue, Preston Grasshoppers spoilt the hosts’ party by coming away with an important, hard-fought 25-19 win.

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Stuart Robinson. Photo: Help for Heroes

Lancashire veteran scoops Invictus medal

A Morecambe veteran is celebrating after winning a medal for the second time at the Invictus games.

Chris Roddy for Preston Grasshoppers in last Saturday's 60-14 win against Birkenhead Park

Hoppers aiming to spoil Kendal’s party

After a gap of several years, Preston Grasshoppers resume their old rivalry with Kendal tomorrow – in new surroundings.

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The 150-space overflow car park site at Preston Grasshoppers which could be getting turned into a care home

Preston Grasshoppers' match day parking woes resolved

Lingering concerns over how Preston’s rugby union team will cope with losing its main overflow car parking facilities have been eased.

James Fitzpatrick for Hoppers in their game against Birkenhead Park

Rampant Hoppers up to second place

Preston Grasshoppers 60 Birkenhead Park 14

It says something about the attitude of this Preston Grasshoppers team that, after a 10-try demolition of Birkenhead Park, head coach Paul Arnold was able to admit: “There was quite a lot of disappointment at the end because we felt we left a few points out there.”

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Paul Arnold

Hoppers earn draw in topsy-turvy clash

The Preston Grasshoppers faithful left the Ferens Ground in Hull with mixed feelings after a scrappy encounter resulted in a 10-10 draw with both sides having chances to win the game towards the end.

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Paul Arnold

Hoppers changing perception this season

Preston Grasshoppers are having to change a few attitudes towards them this season.

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England rugby star Marlie Packer fitting toilets at the Foxton Centre

Rugby star Marlie helps out the city’s homeless

An England international rugby player has put her plumbing skills to good use by renovating Preston’s homelessness facilities.

Hoppers head coach Paul Arnold

Another win makes it perfect start for Arnie

Preston Grasshoppers 34 Wirral 19

A second successive bonus-point win to start the North Premier season left Preston Grasshoppers head coach Paul Arnold a happy man.

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Paul Arnold

Hoppers need to gel quickly says coach Arnold

Head coach Paul Arnold believes he will find out plenty about his new-look Preston Grasshoppers squad over the opening few weeks of the new season.

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Paul Arnold

Sandal 24, Hoppers 26

This was an exciting game for any neutrals in the crowd but for committed supporters’ fingernails were in short supply by the end of the game.

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Paul Arnold

Hoppers ready for their new challenge

Preparing for a whole new set of challenges in the North Premier League, Preston Grasshoppers have recruited strongly.

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Lewis Allen has joined Rossendale

Hoppers will miss Allen says chief

Preston Grasshoppers director of rugby Gareth Dyer admits the club will miss the undoubted quality of first-team star Lewis Allen.

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England's Lydia Thompson (left) and  New Zealand's Portia Woodman during the 2017 Women's World Cup Final

England 32 New Zealand 41

New Zealand wrecked England's hopes of retaining the Women's Rugby World Cup in a pulsating final at Belfast's Kingspan Stadium.

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England's Tamara Taylor celebrates a try against Italy during the 2017 Women's Rugby World Cup, Pool B match at UCD Billings Park, Dublin

England Women put Italy to the sword

England notched their second straight 10-try win in defence of their Women’s World Cup title by over-powering Pool A rivals Italy 56-13.

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