Preston Grasshoppers

Preston Grasshoppers

Gareth Dyer’s rugby column

Former Preston Grasshoppers player and ex-director of rugby at Lightfoot Green writes every week for the Evening Post

For this Preston Grasshoppers side, Saturday’s match at Harrogate represents their most important game for the club to date.

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Gareth Dyer

Gareth Dyer’s rugby union column

Former Preston Grasshoppers player and ex-director of rugby at Lightfoot Green writes every week for the Evening Post

What is good coaching and what are the attributes of a good coach?

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Will Lees (above) could have set up Tom Forster but dropped the ball

Hoppers slip up

Stourbridge 19 Preston Grasshoppers 10

Hoppers remain in the relegation places after a damaging defeat at Stourbridge.

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Gareth Dyer

Gareth Dyer’s RU column

Former Preston Grasshoppers player and ex-director of rugby at Lightfoot Green writes every week for the Evening Post

As a player Bill Beaumont loved a battle.

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Billy Woof plays for Hoppers tomorrow

Hoppers on hunt for Tigers

Preston Grasshoppers embark on their second “big game hunt” of the season tomorrow, in desperate need of making a killing to drag themselves out of the bottom three in National League Two North.

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Mike Haley

Mike misses out on England debut

Mike Haley has missed out on a place in England’s matchday squad for this weekend’s clash against South Africa at Twickenham.

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Lewis Allen's last-gasp conversion attempt struck the woodwork

Hoppers so close again

Luctonians 20 Preston Grasshoppers 12

Again Hoppers showed considerable promise at Luctonians, played some good running rugby but came up short.

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Ally Murray crossed the whitewash for Hoppers in the closing stages

Too little too late for Hoppers

Tynedale 26 Preston Grasshoppers 22

With an hour gone, Hoppers looked dead and buried at 26-3 down but a late revival almost took the spoils.

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Gareth Dyer

Gareth Dyer’s RU column

Former Preston Grasshoppers player and ex-director of rugby at Lightfoot Green writes every week for the Evening Post

For those regular readers of my column you may be forgiven for thinking that I have copied one of last season’s articles to fill this week.

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Olly Viney showed his class with a try for Hoppers

Hoppers so close

Otley 20 Preston Grasshoppers 18

For the second week running, Hoppers came within a whisker of an away win but left with just a losing bonus point.

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Christian Taylor scored for Hoppers

Scunthorpe 24, Hoppers 18

Preston Grasshoppers lost their fourth game on the bounce after Steve Johnson kicked Scunthorpe to victory at Heslam Park.

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In action for Preston Grasshoppers against Sedgley Park at Lightfoot Green

Gareth Dyer’s RU column

Former Preston Grasshoppers player and ex-director of rugby at Lightfoot Green writes every week for the Evening Post

It has been a testing opening month to the league season at Lightfoot Green.

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Lewis Allen was useful with his kicks

Same old problems for Hoppers

Preston Grasshoppers 20 Caldy 39

Following an all-too-familiar pattern so far this season, Preston Grasshoppers found that a traumatic first quarter left them with too big a mountain to climb as they slumped to a third successive defeat.

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Gareth Dyer

Gareth Dyer’s rugby column

Former Preston Grasshoppers player and ex-director of rugby at Lightfoot Green writes every Friday for the Evening Post

There was an interesting circular issued to all clubs by the RFU over the summer.

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Hoppers youth internationals Kieran Wilkinson and Sam Dugdale inspect work on the new pitch

Plastic is just fantastic for rugby club

The age of the plastic pitch is about to return to Preston more than 20 years after the city’s football club ripped theirs up.

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Sam Gale takes on Sedgley Park

Caught on the Hop

Preston Grasshoppers 22 Sedgley Park 33

It was a case of what might have been for Hoppers and they bounced back from the shock of conceding three ties in 11 minutes to have Sedgley Park rocking unsteadily in the final quarter.

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Lewis Allen is a fantastic all-round talent

Gareth Dyer’s rugby column

Former Preston Grasshoppers player and ex-director of rugby at Lightfoot Green writes every Friday for the Evening Post

The new season starts on Saturday with the first round of league games throughout the English league pyramid.

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O'Toole - collapsed playing cricket

Rugby shocked at death of scrum-half O’Toole

The Lancashire rugby union community is mourning the death of former Preston Grasshoppers and Fylde scrum half Chris O’Toole.

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Preston Grasshoppers ground. Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood

Preston Grasshoppers celebrate artificial pitch approval

A rugby club is to become one of the first in the country to play on an artificial pitch, after plans were give the go-ahead.

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Andy Napier puts his body on the line

Gareth Dyer’s rugby column

Former Preston Grasshoppers player and ex-director of rugby at Lightfoot Green writes every week for the Evening Post

This weekend brings down the curtain on another league season at Lightfoot Green.

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