Sky Sports are showing six classic Magic Weekend games in full over the weekend in the absence of this year’s event after it was postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Magic Weekend 2020 was due to take place at Newcastle’s St James’ Park over the course of Saturday and Sunday, however it was confirmed in April that it will be pushed back until later in the year, as the sport now enters its 10th week of suspension.
To compensate for the lack of live action, Sky Sports will show six full classic Magic Weekend fixtures from the past 13 years, beginning on Saturday with 2012’s tight contest between Salford and Huddersfield.
Also among the showings is the showpiece clash from the inaugural 2007 event at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, where Jordan Tansey’s controversial late try saw Leeds beat Bradford 42-38 on the hooter.
Full matches featuring St Helens, Wigan, Hull FC, Hull KR, Warrington Huddersfield and Salford will also be part of the schedule and will be supplemented by several 15-minute highlights packages from other games.
If you can’t wait until Saturday for your rugby league fix, there’s also full coverage of the 2017 playoff semi-final clash between Castleford and St Helens on Friday at 8pm.
Sky Sports’ classic Magic Weekend schedule (all on Sky Sports :
Saturday 23 May:
1pm – 2016 Hull FC v Hull KR
1:15pm – 2016 Leeds v Wigan
1:30pm – 2016 Wakefield v Catalans
1:45pm – 2016 Warrington v Castleford
2pm – 2018 Castleford v Leeds
2:15pm – 2018 Hull KR v Hull FC
2:30pm – 2018 Wakefield v Huddersfield
2:45pm – 2018 Salford v Catalans
3pm – 2012 Salford v Huddersfield
5pm – 2014 Wigan v Leeds
7pm – 2012 Hull FC v Hull KR
Sunday 24 May:
12pm – 2018 Wigan v Warrington
12:15pm – 2019 Hull FC v Huddersfield
12:30pm – 2019 Leeds v London
12:45pm – 2019 Salford v Hull KR
1pm – 2012 Castleford v Wakefield
3pm – 2013 Warrington v St Helens
5pm – 2007 Leeds v Bradford
7pm – 2019 St Helens v Castleford
7:15pm – 2019 Wakefield v Catalans
7:30pm – 2019 Wigan v Warrington
7:45pm – 2018 Hull KR v Hull FC
8pm – 2018 Salford v Catalans
8:15pm – 2018Wigan v Warrington
8:30pm – 2018 Castleford v Leeds
8:45pm – 2018 Widnes v St Helens