Preston Grasshoppers

Preston Grasshoppers

In-form Billingham sure to provide stern test for Hoppers

Billingham make their first visit to Preston Grasshoppers tomorrow in a clash of two teams which are on a roll in the North Premier League.

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Scott Jordan scores Hoppers' decisive third try (photo: Mike Craig)

Gareth Dyer’s monthly rugby union column

After Preston Grasshoppers’ weekend game with Billingham we will have reached the halfway point in this season’s campaign.

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Hoppers man of the match Matt Lamprey (photo: Mike Craig)

Hoppers survive a scare at bottom club

Morley 10 Preston Grasshoppers 38

Leading up to this top-versus-bottom clash, Preston Grasshoppers head coach Paul Arnold expressed his concerns about a possible ‘banana skin’, writes KEN MOORE.

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Oli Trippier

Basement boys visit gives Arnold jitters

It’s a top-v-bottom clash for Preston Grasshoppers tomorrow when they visit stragglers Morley in the North Premier League – and, says head coach Paul Arnold, “these are the games that scare me more.”

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Scott Jordan scores Hoppers decisive third try

Preston Grasshoppers 19, Lymm 16

Preston Grasshoppers went five points clear at the top of the North Premier League with this hard-earned victory over second-placed Lymm.
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Head coach Paul Arnold is hoping to be available for the crunch game against Lymm

Hoppers hoping to ‘escape’ to victory

There is no ‘escape’ for Preston Grasshoppers this week despite the fact that there is a blank in the fixture list tomorrow.

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Jake Squirrell

Harrogate 16, Hoppers 32

This was a typical cross-Pennine battle, involving first and third in the table, a physical contest with some big hits which unfortunately ended on a sour note with a flurry of cards.
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Sam Stott will be on the bench this weekend for Preston Grasshoppers

Hoppers must cut out sloppy errors

Paul Arnold admits his Preston Grasshoppers team will need to improve tomorrow when they take on third-placed Harrogate.

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Ally Murray scores at Ilkley (photo: Mike Craig)

Hoppers’ spirit sees them bounce back

Ilkley 24 Preston Grasshoppers 29

At half-time, Hoppers had a mountain to climb and their unbeaten record looked distinctly under threat as they trailed 17-5.

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Paul Millea returns for Hoppers at Ilkley

Hoppers coach Arnie admits: ‘We are there to be shot at’

Preston Grasshoppers travel to Ilkley for the clubs’ first-ever league meeting – and more than 50 years since they last played each other, writes PAUL OUTHWAITE.

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Gareth Dyer is head of rugby operations at Preston Grasshoppers

Gareth Dyer’s Hoppers’ rugby union column

Preston Grasshoppers’ form in October has been pleasing with a maximum 15 points taken from the 15 available across the three games played.

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Jake Squirrell
Phot: Mike Craig

Preston Grasshoppers 53, Pocklington 0

Preston Grasshoppers had to show both sides of their rugby character to extend their unbeaten run to eight games – do-or-die defence and destructive attacking flair.

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Kevin Sinfield

Sinfield signs up for Hoppers

Legendary rugby league star Kevin Sinfield could make an appearance for Preston Grasshoppers ‘maybe down the line’ this season.

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Player-coach Paul Arnold has guided Preston Grasshoppers to the top of the North Premier

Hoppers won’t be resting on laurels

Paul Arnold has revealed his friendship with Mark Nelson has ‘just about survived’ despite the Preston Grasshoppers head coach getting the better of his old mentor.

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Rugby League legend Kevin Sinfield, pictured during his final year with Leeds Rhinos in 2015, has attended training sessions at Preston Grasshoppers

Dyer dampens talk of Sinfield signing for Hoppers

Preston Grasshoppers chief Gareth Dyer has dampened speculation linking rugby league legend Kevin Sinfield with a move to Lightfoot Green.

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Preston Grasshoppers' Matt Lamprey (photo: Mike Craig)

Hoppers go top after seeing off old boys

Rossendale 8 Preston Grasshoppers 26

Hoppers kept their unbeaten record so far this season with an impressive display in atrocious conditions at Rossendale and, since Lymm could only draw at Kendal, replaced them in top spot in the league, writes KEN MOORE.

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Hoppers old boy Lewis Allen faces his former club this weekend

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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