Hat-trick for Newcastle as Magic Weekend returns to St James’s Park
A Grand Final rematch will provide the highlight of Betfred Super League’s 11th Magic Weekend in 2017, which will again be held in Newcastle.
Organisers have confirmed the annual two-day extravaganza, in which all 12 Super League clubs play on the same pitch in a little over 24 hours, will return to St James’ Park on Saturday, May 20, and Sunday, May 21, after it drew a record aggregate crowd of 68,276 in 2016.
Newcastle, which also hosted the event in 2015, are thought to have got the nod ahead of Manchester’s Etihad Stadium, which was the venue from 2012-14, and Coventry’s Ricoh Arena,... read more
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