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Preston Grasshoppers

Gareth Dyer’s rugby column

And sent him homeward, Tae think again… The line in ‘Flower of Scotland’ about Robert the Bruce’s victory over Edward II in the battle of Bannockburn had a different type of resonance on Saturday.

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Garth Dew

Departing Dew aims for a positive finish

Preston Grasshoppers head coach Garth Dew is hoping some good can come out of the remainder of this season – even if it does end in relegation.

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Phil Mills found himself in the sin-bin

Hoppers dealt fatal blow by the Tigers

Sheffied Tigers 30 Preston Grasshoppers 0

Preston Grasshoppers lost heavily at Sheffield Tigers and swapped places with their Yorkshire opponents to sit bottom of National League Two North.

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Former Preston Grasshoppers player and ex-director of rugby at Lightfoot Green Gareth Dyer

Gareth Dyer’s rugby column

Great sporting comebacks provide drama, excitement and usually a real sense of theatre.

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England enjoyed a 43-14 victory over France Under-18s

Hoppers to host Six Nations stars of tomorrow

Preston Grasshoppers will host a taste of Six Nations teams of the future as the England and Scotland 
Under-18s teams of scrum down at Lightfoot Lane on Sunday.

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England's James Haskell hands off Italy's Giulio Bisegni during the Six Nations match at Twickenham

Gareth Dyer’s rugby column

All the talk in the build-up to last Sunday’s Six Nation’s game between England and Italy was a simple question of how many.

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Peter Altham was immense at prop for Hoppers

Hoppers boost survival hopes

Hoppers 21 Leicester Lions 5

Unpredictable Preston Grasshoppers pulled off a possibly season-saving victory over third-placed Leicester Lions to move back off the bottom of National League Two North.

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Now is not the time to expand the Six Nations

Gareth Dyer’s rugby column

It has been a bad week for Rugby’s “bleeding heart pundits” who have gone into a collective meltdown following comments from the Six Nations CEO John Feehan that there are no plans to add Georgia to the competition.

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David Parker

Tributes paid to Hoppers ace David

Former Preston Grasshoppers forward David Parker passed away last week.

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Niall Crossley, pictured here in action for Lancashire, was a try scorer

Same old woes cost Hoppers dear

Hoppers 17 Tynedale 34

A punctured tyre on the Tynedale team bus delayed the start of their game at Preston Grasshoppers.

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Englands Ben Teo scores the winning try against France at Twickenham last weekend

Gareth Dyer’s rugby column

‘We’re a team on a journey’ ...If there is one phrase – and there are many – that currently make my skin crawl due to the blandness of modern day sports clichés, it’s that one.

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Ally Murray

Hinckley 29, Preston Grasshoppers 22

Hoppers started brightly against a side that they had beaten comfortably at Lightfoot Green earlier in the season and, after early pressure, took the lead via a Lewis Allen penalty.

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Glynn - in demand

Hoppers set to pip Fylde at the post

Fylde RFC player-coach Paul Arnold has been speaking to former London Welsh scrum-half Ryan Glynn in a bid to persuade him to aid the club’s survival fight – but the Woodlands club looks set to be pipped to his signature by neighbours Preston Grasshoppers.

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Lewis Allens kicking was immaculate in the win over Otley

Gareth Dyer’s rugby column

With it being the start of the Six Nations Championship this weekend I was going to focus on the tournament and the prospects for the teams involved.

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Lewis Allen had a 100% record with the boot

Hoppers end barren run

Preston Grasshoppers bagged their first win since November by defeating Otley 30-5 at Lightfoot Green

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Eddie Jones was at Lightfoot Green on Monday night

Gareth Dyer’s rugby column

On Monday evening I was delighted to be part of a huge crowd of rugby fans who attended the official opening of Preston Grasshoppers’ new artificial grass pitch.

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England coach Eddie Jones with some of the youngsters at Preston Grasshoppers on the opening of their pitch

Fever pitch for England coach Jones

England rugby coach Eddie Jones has given a huge vote of confidence in the new all-weather pitch that is ushering in a new era at Preston Grasshopers.

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Lewis Allen was on the mark with his boot

Dew will take the positives in defeat

Preston Grasshoppers succumbed to a heavy defeat against league leaders Caldy at Paton Field, writes HENRY WOODSFORD.

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Englands Mako Vunipola is tackled by Frances Uini Atonio

Gareth Dyer’s rugby column

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

In my last column before Christmas I covered the incoming directive to referees about the policing of high tackles.

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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 week for the Evening Post

The beginning of a New Year brings the opportunity for new starts in many different ways.

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