Super League Magic Weekend

Magic Weekend 2020
The Super League Magic Weekend is a festival of Rugby League, where all of the teams play over 2 days in the same venue.

This year, the event takes place at St James Park in Newcastle.

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The 2020 Super League Magic Weekend will take over the weekend of the 23rd-24th May 2020 with all of the action taking place at St James Park home to Newcastle United.

Saturday 23rd May 2020

3:00pm: Castleford Tigers v Catalans Dragons
5:15pm: St Helens v Salford Red Devils
7:30pm: Hull FC v Leeds Rhinos

Sunday 24th May 2020

12:30pm: Huddersfield Giants v Toronto Wolfpack
2:45pm: Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves
5:00pm: Wakefield Trinity v Hull KR

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The Magic Weekend has quickly grown from a fun day out to one of the must do event son the sporting calendar as Rugby fans and non-Rugby fans come together to watch great action from the Super League. There are not many sports where rival’s fans can sit side by side for a full day and the only danger you are in is been out song by the opposition fans!

With the sun usually shining, fancy dress aplenty and a relaxed atmosphere around the ground, the day is fantastic for supporters or just lovers of sport but the magic Weekend is of course all about the action on the field and that rarely fails to live up to expectation as the players always give us a spectacle with many of the biggest talking points and moments to remember from a Super League season happening at the Magic Weekend.

If you are new to Rugby League, the Magic Weekend is the name given to the event that see’s each match from a round of Super League take place at same venue, over 2 days and with fans from all clubs sitting side by side watching the action live. It truly is a festival of sport and a great testament to the supporters of Rugby League that such an event can happen.

Whether it is the opportunity to play in some of the biggest and most iconic stadiums in the UK or the fact that players are playing in front of huge crowds, there is something, well, Magic about the matches.

If you can’t be there in person, and if you have never been you really should, the good news is that every match is shown live on Sky Sports with all of the highlights from the day shown on BBC TV as well.

With so much focus on the event it won’t be too surprising that the betting really hot’s up for the Magic Weekend as well and that is where we here at excel.

We preview each and every match from the Magic Weekend. In those previews, we bring you our thoughts on the game, the teams, a form guide and perhaps most importantly our prediction for who will win and by how many.

From its first weekend in Cardiff through a couple of years in Edinburgh and then on to Manchester, Newcastle and Liverpool, the Magic Weekend has grown from humble beginnings into a major event and we are sure that that success will continue.

The Super League Magic Weekend has gone from strength to strength since been established way back in 2007 when it was initially a season opener.

Then known as Millennium Magic, the event is now simply known as the Magic Weekend and it has gone on to become a festival of rugby where fans of all clubs sit alongside each and simply spend a day or too marvelling at the skill of the players and enjoying the excitement of the matches.

There are few sports in the world that an event such as this could, go ahead and the fact that it is the sport we are passionate about that can offer the event, is something we are grateful for.

The event starting at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff where around 120,000 fans enjoyed the matches over the 2 years it was hosted in the Welsh capital.

In 2009, it was the turn of the Scottish capital to host the event as just under 115,000 fans enjoyed the action from Murrayfield.

2011 saw the return of the Magic Weekend to Cardiff where over 60,00 enjoyed the matches before the event moved to the heartlands.

For 3 years, starting 2012 and running until 2014, Manchester’s Etihad Stadium was host to the event and welcomed around 190,000 fans.

The event moved from the North West of England to the North East with Newcastle’s St James Park hosting the Magic Weekend in 2015,16,17 and 2018 where over 265,000 fans enjoyed the 2 day spectacular.

It was then the turn of Liverpool’s iconic Anfield Stadium to host the event before it was scheduled to head back to the North East and to Newcastle but the 2020 event was cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 crowd restrictions.

With every match from the event shown live on television and spread out across 2 days of great action, there is lots of opportunities to bet on the Magic round of Super League matches and the great news is that the majority of online bookmakers bring you lots of markets to bet on.

If you are new to betting on Rugby League, this is a great opportunity to dip your toe in the action and with every minute of every game shown live, why not try in-play betting via any of the great bookies below?

All of these bookies bring you a wide range of betting markets for all aspects of the Magic Weekend from the Rugby Super League.

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