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Five Ideas To Make Your Weekend Magic

8 months ago By Jeff Ball

Make the most of this year's rugby league summer party.

There’s just over a week to go until Magic Weekend starts on Saturday 19th May. Get set for your trip to Newcastle, for one of the biggest events in the Rugby League calendar…

1- Newcastle Thunder v Bradford Bulls

Make it a full weekend of Rugby League action, by visiting the home of Newcastle Thunder on Friday 18th May. The League One side take on Bradford Bulls at Kingston Park, in what is set to be a brilliant clash.

2 - Toronto Wolfpack v Toulouse Olympique XIII

International rugby league hits the North-East when Super League-chasing Toronto Wolfpack and Toulouse kick off Magic Weekend. With Toronto edging past their opponents 24-22 in a fantastic contest earlier this year, expect a fantastic clash.

3 - The Strawberry Pub

The Strawberry is the unofficial home of rugby league fans during the Magic Weekend, welcoming supporters from clubs across the land. Let’s hope we’ve got the weather for the rooftop bar!

4 - Stadium fanzone

The St James’ Park Fanzone offers top activities across both days. Pick up your ‘TRY’ cards and get your photo with the Super League trophy!

5- Culinary treats

From cracking curries houses to perfect pub food, Newcastle has some brilliant places for food and drink. Visit, the official tourist information site for the area, to pre-plan your eats in Newcastle!


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