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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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Paul Arnold will be the new coach at Lightfoot Green next season

Exclusive Gareth Dyer column

I was delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Arnold as the new Preston Grasshoppers Head Coach this week.

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Paul Arnold takes over as Preston Grasshoppers coach next season

Hoppers appoint Arnold as head coach

Preston Grasshoppers believe they have appointed a winner in naming Paul Arnold as their new head coach.

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Lewis Allen was on kicking duties

Hoppers run out of steam in latest loss

Sale FC 59 Preston Grasshoppers 14

Promotion-chasing Sale FC ran in nine tries against an already relegated Preston Grasshoppers side.

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Lions head coach Warren Gatland and captain Sam Warburton alongside tour manager John Spencer (right)

Gareth Dyer’s rugby column

After months of speculation and conjecture we finally have the detail on who is to represent the British and Irish Lions in New Zealand this summer.

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Gareth Dyer

Gareth Dyer’s rugby column

Many Easters ago, I was part of a junior tour undertaken by Preston Grasshoppers.

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Lewis Allen was on target with the boot

Hoppers are relegated

Preston Grasshoppers 32 Harrogate 45

Preston Grasshoppers crashed out of National League Two North with a seven-try pounding by Harrogate – who are themselves still not sure of safety.

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I can reveal that Sir Clive Woodwood will NOT be joining the Hoppers revolution

Gareth Dyer’s rugby column

In last week’s column, I confirmed that I had re-joined Hoppers and the club’s rugby committee. Firstly, thanks for all the messages of support – and advice.

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Sam Gale

Leicester Lions 40, Grasshoppers 14

Defeat at Leicester Lions confirmed relegation from National League Two North for Preston Grasshoppers.

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Alan Holmes is stepping down as director of rugby at Preston Grasshoppers

Gareth Dyer’s rugby column

‘It’s like deja vu…all over again.’ Whilst the phrase is meant to be whimsical, Hoppers defeat to Stourbridge last Saturday gave the supporting faithful that very strange feeling that they had seen the story of the match before in this campaign.

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