News – GB – Magic Weekend: The Super League confirms the games for the 2021 event in the St James’ Park in Newcastle


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The Super League has confirmed the games for this year’s Magic Weekend in Newcastle All six games will again be broadcast live on Sky Sports

The event will be held in the later dates of the 4th and 5 September 2021 in the St James’ Park in Newcastle with the hope that as large a crowd as possible can attend both days of the weekend

Although the weekend has been reformatted slightly to accommodate newly promoted Leigh Centurions, the other 11 teams will play on the days they were scheduled last year to honor the fans who got their tickets off Have the postponement event 2020

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“Dacia Magic Weekend is an important part of the Betfred Super League calendar and it’s great to have the event back on our plans for the upcoming 2021 season,” said Rhodri Jones, Super League Chief Commercial Officer

“Following the Prime Minister’s latest update on the easing of lockdown restrictions, we are optimistic that we have fans at the St James’ Park to enjoy the festival atmosphere that makes the Dacia Magic Weekend so special

“With the event falling later on the calendar this year, it could be anything to play in the closing stages of the season, when teams want to chase the league leaders’ shield, play play-off spots, or avoid relegation

“I would like to thank Dacia for continued support of this event and our event partners at Newcastle United, Newcastle City Council, Newcastle-Gateshead Initiative and NE1 and once again Sky Sports for continuing to give fans their excellent coverage of this unique event “

Kick-off times are yet to be confirmed, but this year’s Magic Weekend begins with Castleford Tigers battling Challenge Cup winners Salford Red Devils on Saturday

It is followed by the consecutive Super League champions St Helens versus Catalan’s Dragons A clash between Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC in Yorkshire rounds off the first day

Huddersfield Giants and Wakefield Trinity begin day two, followed by Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves renewing their rivalry The weekend comes to an end with newcomers Leigh making their first Magic Weekend against Hull Kingston Rovers since 2017 / p>

Member of the Newcastle City Council Cabinet for Employment and Culture Ged Bell was delighted that Magic Weekend was being held in St James’ Park returns to where it previously took place from 2015 to 2018

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While organizers continue to hope to welcome as many supporters as possible, contingency plans are in place for all regulations to combat the spread of Covid-19 that are still in effect as of September

“The Prime Minister’s path out of lockdown means fans will be returning to the stadiums in the months ahead, which means we can look forward to this brilliant event with renewed optimism,” said Cllr Bell >

“It is important that we look forward to this event and plan any eventuality. The introduction of the vaccine, localized testing and tracking systems and a better understanding of the virus give us a glimmer of hope that the Magic Weekend will again hit record highs in the St James’ Park can lure

“However, if there are still constraints, we’ll work closely with the Super League, NE1, and companies across town to maximize the odds in every possible way””

Saturday 4 September: Castleford Tigers v Salford Red Devils, St Helens versus Catalans Dragons, Leeds Rhinos versus Hull FC

Sunday 5 September: Huddersfield Giants versus Wakefield Trinity, Wigan Warriors versus Warrington Wolves, Leigh Centurions versus Hull Kingston Rovers

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News – GB – Magic Weekend: The Super League confirms the games for the 2021 event in the St James’ Park in Newcastle