“Hoppers Away Win Well Deserved”

Seniors: First XV: 14th September 2019

Hammersmith and Fulham 29 32 Grasshoppers
It was back to league rugby on a glorious day in Southwest London when Grasshoppers kicked off their London Northwest 2 2019/20 season at Hammersmith & Fulham. Pre-season had gone well we some good new recruits with Jason Lee at stand-off and flankerDeji Olajide with fitness being a key factor to improve on 2018/19 season. So, after fifteen minutes it was something of a surprise to see the home side 12-0 ahead through a penalty try and an unconverted try.   This though spurred G’s on and their forwards started to secure some good possession and so were soon camped on the home side’s line so up popped prop Aaron Sheehan for an unconverted try shortly followed by a try from flanker, Jasper Rose which was converted by Jason Lee to level the scores on 12-12. Then to round off a magnificent second quarter of the game Deji Olajide bludgeoned his way to the line for an unconverted try to make the half time score 12-17.   Hammersmith & Fulham started the second half well mainly due to G’s continuing to give ground due to unnecessary penalties and so G’s found themselves behind 22-17 thanks to a converted try and a penalty.   G’s then once again saw themselves in control which brought the best move of the game as Jason Lee put centre, Sean Connor into space who in turn fed winger, Harry Hancock who slipped on for the try and with the Jason Lee conversion G’s were back in front 22-24 and looking to secure the win. However, G’s will reflect one how best to hold onto a win and that means playing safe and not conceding penalties and so the win could have evaporated with an intercepted try which was converted to draw the teams level at 29-29. A penalty could have seen G’s with two points only but it missed and G’s had the opportunity to snatch the lead back along with a win when they opted for a kick at goal so up stepped Jason Lee who slotted the kick and G’s took the win 29-32 and so, in the words of Director of Rugby, Juan Murray yes it was a well deserved win.   Next week G’s are at home to Welwyn 3pm kick off.
2019/20 - Seniors: First XV
Date Home Team Away Team
29 Feb 20 Grasshoppers Letchworth
07 Mar 20 Datchworth Grasshoppers
21 Mar 20 Hackney Grasshoppers
28 Mar 20 Grasshoppers Hampstead
04 Apr 20 Chiswick Grasshoppers
18 Apr 20 Grasshoppers Hammersmith and Fulham

Recruitment

Grasshoppers Rugby is always recruiting players of all standards to join our great club. We boast fabulous facilities consisting of 3 pitches (all floodlit). The main pitch is an AGP 3G surface which is used for training and league fixtures.

We boast an excellent on site purpose built gym for the use of all our players.


We have a great coaching team, with Clive See as Head Coach ably assisted by Munster man and Forwards Coach, Jerry Hedigan and Skills/Backs Coach Juan Murray, both with a wealth of coaching experience.

In addition, and ongoing throughout the season, we have a specialist Rugby Strength & Conditioning Coach, Stuart Aimer, vastly experienced working at International 7s level.

If you are interested in joining a friendly but very ambitious club then please turn up on  a Tuesday or Thursday at 7.30pm.

Alternatively call, message or e-mail 
Director of Rugby, Juan Murray,  on 07956116016 
mail: juanmurray67@icloud.com 

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