GARETH WALKER looks back at the Magic Weekend and its possible impact on the Newcastle Thunder club. THERE was much to admire across the Magic Weekend in the north east – and not just from a Super League perspective either.
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Warrington Wolves came from behind in the second half to beat Catalans Dragons 26-18 tonight at the Halliwell Jones Stadium – a victory that sees them remain in fifth place in the Super League table. In a game that was
St Helens scored some fine tries tonight at Langtree Park to register a convincing 32-12 victory over Salford Red Devils, for whom Rangi Chase made a tryscoring return after having served a seven-match suspension. Winger Tommy Makinson and fullback Shannon
Castleford Tigers got off to a blistering start tonight at the KC Lightstream Stadium to lead Hull Kingston Rovers 18-0 after 14 minutes with tries from Ben Roberts, who was playing in the unaccustomed position of fullback for the Tigers, Denny
Sheffield Eagles strengthened their grip on third place in the Kingstone Press Championship with a convincing 12-40 victory over Batley Bulldogs at Fox’s Biscuits Stadium tonight, coming from 12-0 down in the early stages to run out convincing winners in
Following Barrow Raiders’ victory at Coventry Bears, coach Paul Crarey said: “We were a bit scrappy last week to be honest. The rucks were a bit slow and it was a real slow game. We were low on completions, around
York City Knights coach James Ford was disappointed with his side’s performance at Newcastle. “We didn’t turn up and execute anywhere near the way we have done previously,” he said. “We fell well short of our standards but the good
Swinton Lions coach John Duffy said: “It was a tough game down at Hemel, we played really well. We rested a few players and tried a few players in different positions so it was a good hit out for us.
Oxford coach Tim Rumford was pleased with his side’s victory over University of Gloucestershire All Golds last week: “We were good value for the win,” he said. “We only really conceded one try as the other was a penalty try.
A poor first half performance against Keighley Cougars last week led to Oldham’s defeat according to coach Scott Naylor: “We didn’t show up in the first half and decided to show up in the second half, which was a pity