2014 Magic Weekend promises extraordinary action
Seven extraordinary matches, 14 elite clubs, one world class venue – it can only be the Super League Magic Weekend, which returns to the Etihad Stadium, Manchester on Saturday May 17 and Sunday May 18 2014.
Magic Weekend 2014 features four matches on the Saturday and three on the Sunday at the home of Manchester City, which plays host to the event for the third successive year.
And with tickets from just £12.50 per day for Super League club season ticket holders and a magical 40:20 promotion offering extraordinary savings, Magic Weekend 2014 is an event every Rugby League fan will want to be part of.
The action kicks off on Saturday May 17 at 12.30pm when London Broncos face Catalan Dragons, with the English club looking to avenge a 46-18 defeat in the corresponding fixture last year.
At 2.45pm, Widnes Vikings and Salford Red Devils do battle in a re-match of one of the closest contests of 2013, when Salford emerged victorious with a 28-22 win.
The mouth-watering cross-city derby, Hull FC v Hull Kingston Rovers takes centre stage from 5.00pm when the sport’s biggest rivals go head-to-head in what is expected to be one of the highlights of the whole weekend.
Day 1 ends with an epic showdown between Super League defending champions Wigan Warriors and 2012 Grand Final winners Leeds Rhinos, who kick-off at 7.15pm.
Local rivalry will ensure a spectacular start on Sunday which begins with the West Yorkshire clash between neighbours Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and Castleford Tigers at 12.30pm.
The sixth match of the weekend sees 2013 League Leaders Huddersfield Giants go up against Bradford Bulls (2.45pm), who have a point to make having lost 42-6 to their neighbours at the Etihad Stadium last summer.
The drama concludes with a fixture that is always guaranteed to fire the imagination, Warrington Wolves v St Helens who bring the curtain down on Magic Weekend 2014 from 5.00pm.
Tickets for Magic Weekend 2014 go on sale from 9.00am on Monday January 27 from the 14 First Utility Super League clubs or can be purchased by calling the RFL Ticket Office on 0844 856 113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk
Super League club season ticket holders can purchase their tickets at the specially discounted price of just £20 for the full weekend and £12.50 per day when purchased through their club. Regular prices start at £40 for the weekend and £25 per day.
Until Wednesday March 5, fans can take advantage of a fantastic 40:20 offer - buy a luxurious reserved padded seat day ticket and get 40 per cent off, so your £45 adult ticket will be reduced to only £27.
Or why not get 20 per cent off the new £25 reserved day ticket, reducing the price to just £20?
To take advantage of this great 40:20 offer please visit rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk or call 0844 856 1113 using promo code MAGIC01
All seven matches will be broadcast live on Sky Sports.
The 2014 Magic Weekend schedule in full is as follows:
Saturday May 17
12.30 - London Broncos v Catalan Dragons
2.45 - Widnes Vikings v Salford Red Devils
5.00 - Hull Kingston Rovers v Hull FC
7.15 - Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos
Sunday May 18
12.30 - Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Castleford Tigers
2.45 - Huddersfield Giants v Bradford Bulls
5.00 - Warrington Wolves v St Helens