Thunder ready for their big night

The Magic Weekend in Newcastle gets underway on Friday night when Newcastle Thunder host York City Knights in a game that is expected to attract one of the clubs’ biggest crowds. And coach Stanley Gene knows the crowd deserve to see a good performance from his side. “It’s a massive occasion for us,” said Gene. “The club have worked really…

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Finn relishing Magic clash

Castleford Tigers half-back Liam Finn is hoping for some magic inspiration when they face his old club, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, in the final game of the Magic Weekend at St James’ Park on Sunday (5.30pm). Finn, who played for the Wildcats in Super League 10 years ago, says a strong performance on Sunday evening from the team and him personally…

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Mantellato relishing Magic Weekend Hull derby

Goal-kicking winger Josh Mantellato is relishing his first Magic Weekend for Hull Kingston Rovers when they take on Hull FC in the city derby at St James’ Park on Saturday (4.45pm). Mantellato, who joined Rovers from NRL side Newcastle Knights in the off-season, has been an integral part of KR’s team this year scoring seven tries and 46 goals. The…

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Smith out for revenge

Revenge will be on the cards when Wakefield Trinity Wildcats take on Castleford Tigers at the Magic Weekend in Newcastle according to Daniel Smith. Wildcats prop, and Castleford-born Smith was part of the Wakefield team who lost 50-12 to the Tigers in the 2013 Magic Weekend showdown, and that is not a result he wants to see repeated in the…

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