Preston Grasshoppers

Preston Grasshoppers

Hoppers coach ready for ‘daddy of all’ games

Paul Arnold is relishing the prospect of coming up against his ‘rugby dad’ tomorrow.

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Paul Arnold in action for Preston Grasshoppers this season

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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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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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.

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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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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

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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Re-match on the cards?

Lions and All Blacks re-match is mooted

Warren Gatland has admitted he would relish a British and Irish Lions rematch with New Zealand at Twickenham in November.

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Farrell - vital late kick

Lions in drama-packed series draw

Owen Farrell kicked a penalty two minutes from time as the British and Irish Lions claimed a dramatic 15-15 draw against world champions New Zealand at Eden Park.

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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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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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