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Lions’ dirt-trackers clean up

Chiefs 6 British & Irish Lions 34

Rory Best insisted the British and Irish Lions drew the reaction demanded from their midweek team after the Chiefs were routed at Waikato Stadium.

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Christian Taylor

Taylor quits the Hoppers

Preston Grasshoppers RFC forward Christian Taylor has left Lightfoot Green to link up with Sale FC.

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Warburton plunges over for the Lions third try

Vanquished Lions left to lick their wounds

The British and Irish Lions scored three tries, but still suffered a narrow 23-22 defeat at the hands of the Highlanders in Dunedin, New Zealand today

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Owen Farrell celebrates with fans after the match

Lions hit back with morale-boosting win

The British and Irish Lions ignited their tour of New Zealand by ruthlessly ruining the Crusaders' perfect season with a potentially-priceless 12-3 victory.

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British and Irish Lions captain Ken Owens is tackled by Blues' Sonny Bill Williams (left) and Blake Gibson

Lack of discipline cost Lions dear says Owens

Auckland Blues 22 British & Irish Lions 16

Captain Ken Owens was left to lament a high error-count after the British and Irish Lions crashed to defeat against the Blues in Auckland.

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British and Irish Lions' Owen Farrell leaves the field at the end of the game during the tour match at the Toll Stadium, Whangarei

Sexton is defended by Gatland

Warren Gatland has insisted it would be “unfair” to write off Johnny Sexton’s challenge for a British and Irish Lions Test shirt after a wretched night in Whangarei.

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Paul Arnold is the new coach of Preston Grasshoppers

Big Interview: Hoppers’ new head coach Paul Arnold

A big surprise; kind of a ‘little strange’; certainly an eye opener.

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Ollie Trippier

Hoppers sign up Ollie

Preston Grasshoppers rugby club have continued their recruitment drive by signing Fylde forward Ollie Trippier.

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Billy Woof suffered a dislocated knee playing against Penrith last month, and after complications the lower half of his leg had to be amputated.

Fund for injured rugby player Billy Woof tops £25k

A fund set up to help former Preston Grasshoppers rugby player Billy Woof, who had his lower leg amputated after an accident during a play-off match, has topped £25,000.

Lancashire celebrate with the Trophy after the Bill Beaumont Division One Cup Final match at Twickenham

Title glory for Lancashire

Lancashire 19, Cornwall 8

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Bingham - scored a superb opening try for Lancashire

Red Rose rugby blooms at Twickenham and at Richmond

Lancashire are county champions for the 24th time in their history after a magnificent second half fightback against Cornwall at Twickenham as they prevailed 19-8.

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Lewis Allen

Allen faces big date at rugby HQ

Preston Grasshoppers full-back Lewis Allen gets a place in the Lancashire starting line-up as the Red Rose side take on Cornwall at Twickenham on Sunday for the final of rugby’s County Championship.

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James Fitzpatrick (photo: Preston Grasshoppers)

Hoppers sign up Fitzpatrick

Preston Grasshoppers have signed James Fitzpatrick as a player/assistant coach.

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Alex Loney, pictured in action for Fylde, suffered  what is feared to be a torn Achilles in Lancashire's victory over Cheshire

Lancashire book Twickenham final date

Lancashire will be back at Twickenham on Sunday to face old adversaries Cornwall in the final of rugby union’s county championship – but it was a mighty close call.

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Bingham (right) claimed two tries

Lancashire clinch Twickenham final place

Lancashire are back at Twickenham on Sunday, May 28 to face old adversaries Cornwall in the final of rugby union's county championship - but it was a mighty close call.
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Preston Grasshoppers v Scunthorpe.  Billy Woof for Preston (left)

Ex Preston Grasshoppers star loses leg after horror match injury

The rugby world is rallying around former Preston Grasshoppers player Billy Woof, who had part of his leg amputated after playing in a vital promotion match.

Bonus point win for Lancashire

Lancashire win again in rugby's County Championship

Lancashire made it back-to-back victories as they beat Eastern Counties 38-15 in the County Championship at the Cambridge University ground

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Massive challenge for Eddie Jones' men

England handed huge World Cup challenge

England have been handed a fearsome World Cup pool draw for the second successive tournament.

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County action at Fylde

Full time: Lancashire rugby 48 Northumberland 26

Lancashire overcame a nervous period in the second half to prevail in this opening match of the County Championship at Fylde RFC

Departing Hoppers coach Garth Dew

The tale of Hoppers’ season in one game

Preston Grasshoppers 34 Wharfedale 41

Preston Grasshoppers’ final fixture of their doomed National League Two North campaign was the season in a nutshell.

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