Wigan Warriors vs Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos vs Castleford Tigers are the highlights of the Super League’s showpiece weekend in Newcastle
THE Super League Magic Weekend returns as all 12 of rugby league’s top tier sides flock to Newcastle.
Early-season pace-setters Castleford face a crucial clash with Leeds while last season’s winners Warrington take on Wigan in a repeat of the 2016 final.
Here is everything you need to know ahead of the big weekend.
When is the Magic Weekend and how can I get tickets?
The Magic Weekend will take place on Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21.
Unreserved seating for adults is available from £25 for a day and £40 for the full weekend.
Reserved seating is available from £48 per day and £72 for the weekend.
Super League club season ticket holders are able to get a 50% discount.
It is not known whether tickets will be available on the day but further information is available on Rugby-League.com.
Which teams are playing?
All 12 Super League clubs will be in action over the weekend.
The full schedule is as follows:
What TV channel is it on?
All Saturday matches will be on Sky Sports 2, with coverage starting at 2pm.
The first two Sunday matches will be shown on Sky Sports Mix, with the show getting underway at 12.30pm.
But coverage will switch back to Sky Sports 2 for the Yorkshire showdown between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers.
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