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Match Report: Grasshoppers v Stevenage

Seniors: First XV: 9th September 2017

Grasshoppers 27 20 Stevenage
Grasshoppers welcomed Stevenage Town for the start of their 30th season at MacFarlane Lane which was celebrated with a pre-match lunch. The 30th season was kicked off by the visitors playing up the slope and Gs struggles to get onto the game and after fifteen minutes saw themselves 0-10 down thanks to a try from Stevenage second row, Conor Mitchell a conversion and a penalty from centre Adrian Curry. Gs though got themselves back into the game with a well taken try from winger Tom OHalloran after some brilliant running rugby with stand-off, Conor Gilmore adding the conversion. Gs continued with this style of play and drew level 10-10 with a penalty from Conor Gilmore. All looked positive from a Gs prospective when they went 24-10 ahead thanks to a try from skipper and flanker Callum McCormack and then a second from Tom OHalloran with two well taken conversions. However, the run into half time was difficult as the visitors took control and could have narrowed the gap but for some heroic Gs defence to retain the lead at 24-10. Stevenage started the second half well with plenty of driving rugby from their forwards with Gs struggling to prevent them making ground at first tackle. This saw them narrow the gap to 24-15 with an unconverted try from scrum half Jaydin Elley-Murphy. Gs struggled to gain any momentum during the second half and failed to convert any territory into points until Conor Gilmore converted a penalty widen the gap to 27-15. The visitors though came back with Gs failing to get themselves out of their own half and scored a third try through their player of the day, Conor Mitchell to make it 27-20 and a nail-biting last ten minutes for Gs who steadied their defence to run out winners on the day. Gs player of the day was Tom OHalloran. Next week Gs are a way to Kilburn Cosmos 3pm kick off. Old Haberdashers II 7-31 Grasshoppers II A fantastic away win for the 2s in their pre-season preparation for the MMT league starting next Saturday. Grasshoppers endured an opening 15 minute spell of attack by Old Haberdashers camped in our 22 without conceding a score, against a stiff wind and uphill. This effectively broke the back of Old Haberdashers and sapped all their energy. Grasshoppers proceeded to dominate in every aspect of the game particularly at scrum time. Forwards carried hard particularly Chris Hodeib, Dan Pitkin , Matt Rees, Trebor Coaks and Andrea Battiato. Overall forwards were huge on defence with outstanding tackling, as were the backs. When the backs had the ball our pace outside told with Ahmed Abdali scoring two good tries. Kieran Ttouli was brilliant at FB with his exit kicking getting us out of trouble (especially as he is transitioning to 2nd row/ back row). A good solid performance from the whole team and a nice start to a season full of promise. Availabilities allowing a top 3 placing this season is totally achievable.
2017/18 - Seniors: First XV
Date Home Team Away Team
28 Oct 17 Grasshoppers Old Merchant Taylors'
04 Nov 17 Datchworth Grasshoppers
11 Nov 17 Grasshoppers St Albans
18 Nov 17 League Slip Date League Slip Date
25 Nov 17 Old Streetonians Grasshoppers
02 Dec 17 League Slip Date League Slip Date
09 Dec 17 Grasshoppers Hitchin
16 Dec 17 Grasshoppers Kilburn Cosmos

Thank you to our Club Sponsor - Anenta Ltd

Grasshoppers would like to thank Anenta Ltd, for their sponsorship during the 2016/2017 season.

Read the full details of the sponsor announcement here.

Senior Rugby Pre-Season Training

Senior Rugby Pre-Season Training

Pre-season training starts at Grasshoppers on Tuesday 4th July at 7.30pm.

Thereafter we will train every Tuesday and Thursday night starting promptly at 19.30 and finishing at 21.00 and every Saturday at 10.30am until midday.

Grasshoppers Rugby is recruiting players of all standards to join our great club. We boast fabulous facilities consisting of 4 pitches (3 floodlit) and a purpose built rugby gym for the use of all our players.

We have a great coaching team consisting of 4 coaches, with New Zealander Greg Joll as Head Coach ably assisted by Clive See (ex Twickenham Head Coach), Munster man Jerry Hedigan and Juan Murray who has coached at the Wasps Academy.

If you are interested in joining a friendly but very ambitious club then please turn up on Tuesday 4th July at 7.30pm, alternatively call DoR Matt Gilmore on 07554 660028 or .  

Recruitment

Grasshoppers Rugby is recruiting players of all standards to join our great club. We boast fabulous facilities consisting of 4 pitches (3 floodlit) and a purpose built rugby gym for the use of all our players.

We have a great coaching team consisting of 4 coaches, with New Zealander Greg Joll as Head Coach ably assisted by Clive See (ex Twickenham Head Coach), Munster man Jerry Hedigan and Juan Murray who coached at Wasps Academy.

If you are interested in joining a friendly but very ambitious club then please turn up on Saturday 9th July at 10.30am, alternatively call DoR Matt Gilmore on 07554 660028 or .

We can also help graduates or players returning to London find a job. Click here for more information.
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