Newcastle’s St James’ Park will host Magic Weekend for a report seventh time in 2023, with six matches within the Betfred Tremendous League happening on June 3 and 4; all matches can be dwell on Sky Sports activities
Final Up to date: 16/10/22 9:49am
Magic Weekend can be returning to Newcastle in 2023, internet hosting a whole spherical of Betfred Tremendous League fixtures on the primary weekend in June.
St James’ Park will host the occasion for a report seventh time on June 3 and 4, with all six matches dwell on Sky Sports activities as effectively.
The announcement comes a day after England kicked off the Rugby League World Cup with a 60-6 victory over Samoa in entrance of 43,119 spectators on the dwelling of Newcastle United.
“We’re delighted to announce the return of Magic Weekend to Newcastle,” Tremendous League chief business officer Rhodri Jones stated.
“It’s a agency favorite with followers and a date that gamers look ahead to within the calendar.”
“I would additionally prefer to thank Sky Sports activities, Newcastle United and Newcastle Metropolis Council for his or her continued help of the occasion.”
Subsequent yr’s Magic Weekend will get underway with a repeat of the 2019 fixture at Anfield between Hull Kingston Rovers and Salford Purple Devils (1pm). The sport at Anfield was a detailed one, with the Robins profitable by two factors.
Sam Luckley celebrated his strive for Salford Purple Devils at St James’ Park this yr with a nod to Newcastle United nice Alan Shearer!
Wigan Warriors will then tackle Catalans Dragons (3.45pm) within the center sport on the opening day within the first assembly of those sides at Magic. The Saturday will conclude with a West Yorkshire derby between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers (6pm).
Newly-promoted Leigh Centurions return to the Magic Weekend line-up for his or her third look and can open up issues on Sunday once they tackle Wakefield Trinity (12.30pm).
Reigning Tremendous League champions St Helens play Huddersfield Giants (2.45pm) for the second time at Magic. They met as soon as earlier than again in 2016 when the Giants put in a dominant show to win 48-20.
The ultimate sport of the weekend sees not too long ago appointed Hull FC head coach Tony Smith face one in all his outdated golf equipment in Warrington Wolves (5pm).
Highlights of the 2022 Betfred Tremendous League Grand Last between St Helens and Leeds Rhinos.
“Magic Weekend has been an enormous success at St James’ Park, and we’re delighted to be welcoming the occasion again for the seventh time,” Newcastle United CEO Darren Eales stated.
“We need to proceed attracting main occasions to the stadium and I would prefer to thank Tremendous League, our crew at Newcastle United and our companions throughout the town for his or her ongoing help.”
Magic Weekend 2023 fixtures
Saturday, June 3: 1.30pm – Salford Purple Devils vs Hull Kingston Rovers; 3.45pm – Wigan Warriors vs Catalans Dragons; 6pm – Leeds Rhinos vs Castleford Tigers.
Sunday, June 4: 12.30pm – Wakefield Trinity vs Leigh Centurions; 2.45pm – St Helens vs Huddersfield Giants; 5pm – Hull FC vs Warrington Wolves.