Leeds star calls for Magic Weekend 9s tournament

Leeds Rhinos star Brad Dwyer has called for Magic Weekend to be turned into a 9s competition.

The World Cup9s got underway this morning, with both England’s men’s and women’s teams winning to top their respective groups after day one.

The concept is the subject of much hype at the moment, with the increased space on the field making for a quicker, and arguably more exciting, game.

The Leeds hooker was among those watching this morning, and believes Super League could benefit from having it’s own version of the competition.

“Turn Magic Weekend into a Super League 9s competition,” he said in a post on Twitter. “[It creates] more chance of attracting new fans with it being faster and more entertaining.

“Limit Super League to just playing each other home and away then play-offs instead of half the teams three times and half twice.

“[This] will then allow us to play the World Club Challenge in the same year the teams win the competition.

“[It] also saves players’ bodies from too many games (player welfare in mind for once) and gives us more time to [focus on] growing the international game with competitions like the World Cup 9s and the GB Lions tour.”

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