Thompson wants NRL to copy Magic Weekend concept

Widnes winger Corey Thompson believes the NRL should look to have their own Magic Weekend.

The former Canterbury Bulldogs winger had his first experience of the concept on Saturday as Widnes fell to defeat against Salford.

Despite the Vikings marking the occasion with an eighth successive Super League reverse, the winger, who has scored 14 Super League tries this year, was a big fan of the idea and would like to see something similar Down Under.

“I loved it,” he told TotalRL.

“It’s sort of like a big carnival atmosphere. I’ve played in the nines for the first two years and it’s sort of like that. I think it’s a good idea and maybe the NRL could take that into consideration and maybe have one for themselves one day.”

Speaking about St James’ Park, Thompson said: “It was massive. The locker rooms are good and I just wanted to sit on the bench seats look like car seats so it was a good experience and apart from losing I enjoyed it.”