Preston Grasshoppers

Thrilling National League Rugby Derby Matches Draw Impressive Attendances

In a weekend filled with pulsating National League Rugby derby clashes, fans came out in impressive numbers to support their teams.
10 September 2023

Alex Sanderson - The player, the coach, the leader and now the figurehead of Sale Sharks

As he prepares to lead Sale into their first Premiership final since 2006, some of those who have coached, played and worked with Sanderson offer an insight into how the Sharks boss operates.
26 May 2023

Alex Keay Exclusive: 'It was hard to walk away - but it came to the stage where it was the right time'

The sharp end of the BUCS Super Rugby campaign is here but the climax of the season will happen without one of university rugby's great characters after the former Durham Director of Rugby called time on his tenure earlier this year.
4 April 2023

Work Hard, Keep Pushing - Oga Mabaya

The story of rugby player Oga Mabaya. Oga was born in Zimbabwe in 1990 but left in 2005 to escape the economic crisis and seek better opportunities in England with his family.
28 February 2018

Eddie Jones visits Preston Grasshoppers

Preston Grasshoppers hosted current England Coach Eddie Jones on Monday 16th January to officially open the new artificial grass pitch.
17 January 2017

Lancashire Rugby

Being based in Lancashire, rugby in the local county is a topic near and dear to all involved with Talking Rugby Union.
7 October 2016

Sale FC grab late draw against Preston Grasshoppers

Sale FC and Preston Grasshoppers shared the points in their first game of the New Year in a 22-22 draw at Heywood Road.
2 January 2016

Celebrating NorthWest Rugby over the Festive period

A year of rugby is coming to an end but the rugby community come together across the country at all different levels to celebrate.
30 December 2015

Dew: Pulling on the jersey was a very proud moment

For our National Two North review this week, we have spoken exclusively to Preston Grasshoppers Head Coach Garth Dew about his appearance for his home town club on Saturday plus his reaction to his teams victory.
16 November 2015

Playing opportunities at Preston Grasshoppers

Prestigious National 2 North rugby club Preston Grasshoppers are looking for a high calibre tight head prop and fly half for the start of next season.
30 April 2015

National League 2 North - Club Watch - Celebrating 145 years with Preston Grasshoppers

A cracking win on Saturday 25th October 2014, in National 2 North, saw Preston Grasshoppers celebrate in fine style.
28 October 2014

Archive - Preston v Birmingham & Solihull in 2012

A bright and sunny Preston welcomed Birmingham and Solihull in October 2012. A first class playing surface that suited the running skills of Mike Haley (now Sale Sharks), Sean Taylor (now Ballymena) and Oscar Heath.
26 October 2014

No change at the top of National 2 North, but it's still tight

Our preview focused on Garth Dew's return to Sedgley Park with his club Preston Grasshoppers. We were not disappointed with a game that was hard fought but with thrilling periods of play.
13 October 2014

Preview: National League 2 North, Week 6

Perhaps inevitably we focus this week on former Sale Sharks and Sedgley Park Tigers man Garth Dew in his new role as Head Coach with Preston Grasshoppers.
10 October 2014

Preston Grasshoppers leave it late to beat Stockport

Oliver Carter scored a late try as Stockport were beaten 19-18 by Preston Grasshoppers at Headlands Road in National League 2 North.
28 September 2014

Hoppers Host Third Place Stourbridge

Ninth place Preston Grasshoppers welcome third place Stourbridge to Lightfoot Green this Saturday in the SSE National 2 North.
16 January 2014

Highlights & Reaction - Sedgley Park 39-14 Preston Grasshoppers

Watch match highlights and post-match reaction as Sedgley Park beat local rivals Preston Grasshoppers 39-14 in the SSE National League 2 North.
3 January 2014

National 2 North West derby game

Sedgley Park with a point to prove at their home ground against local rivals Preston Grasshoppers, Nations 2 North League.
31 December 2013

From The Archives - Preston Grasshoppers v Sedgley Park

Watch footage from the Preston Grasshoppers v Sedgley Park clash from September 2012.
7 October 2013

Carnival Atmosphere At Hoppers' 40th Year Anniversary

It was a warm and sunny day at Lightfoot Green - the home ground of Preston Grasshoppers for the last forty years. The club rooms were filled to the brim...
18 September 2013