Magic Weekend schedule confirmed

SUPER League officials have confirmed kick-off-times for this year’s Magic Weekend matches.

The event, in which all twelve top-flight teams play at the same stadium across two days, is returning to St James’ Park, Newcastle for the first time since 2018.

Originally planned for May 29/30, it was rescheduled for September 4/5 to allow more fans to attend as Covid restrictions hopefully ease.

While Liverpool’s Anfield was the venue for Magic Weekend 2019, last year’s event was cancelled due to the pandemic.

Magic Weekend first took place at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium in 2007, and this year’s forms the 23rd of 25 rounds of Super League ahead of a top-six play-off competition.

Teams will play in the same day of the weekend as they would have in 2020, with Leigh taking the place of Toronto.

All matches will be broadcast By Sky.

The schedule is:

Saturday, September 4

* 2pm Castleford v Salford

5.15pm St Helens v Catalans

7.30pm Leeds v Hull

Sunday, September 5

* Noon Huddersfield v Wakefield

3.15pm Wigan v Warrington

5.30pm Leigh v Hull KR

* Game one kick-offs will be moved to one hour later should current Covid restrictions be reduced.

Magic Weekend tickets are now on sale and can be purchased via Club season-ticket holders can claim a 50 per cent discount if they purchase via their club.