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It’s a kind of magic!

It’s a kind of magic!

The biggest rugby league teams in Europe are all in action over the sport’s Magic Weekend. We run down the big numbers ahead of this huge event

By Chris Miller, Writer

Get ready for two full days of hard-tackling, fast-running, explosive rugby league action. Yes, the Magic Weekend is returning for its 2022 edition!


Starting on Saturday afternoon and taking you all the way through to Sunday evening, all the biggest stars of the Betfred Super League will be in action as all the 12 teams take to the field at St James’ Park in Newcastle for what’s become the sport’s biggest showcase in the northern hemisphere.


The format, which uses last season’s table to pit first against third, second against fourth and so on, has thrown up some fantastic fixtures this year. That includes two huge derbies between St Helens and Wigan Warriors on Saturday and the Hull clubs on Sunday. Fans can look forward to a brilliant atmosphere and some superb rugby – and you can enjoy it all live on Sky Sports.


Remember, you can follow the action on Sky Sports wherever you are in the UK, as long as there’s WiFi, 3G or 4G, thanks to Virgin TV Go. Simply download the free app, which is free to all Virgin TV customers and is compatible with Android, iOS, Windows 10 and PC/Mac. Download the Virgin TV Go app.


Ahead of this brilliant festival of rugby league, we look at the big numbers that shape 2022’s Magic Weekend…


When are the Betfred Super League Magic Weekend fixtures on Sky Sports?


Wakefield Trinity v Toulouse Olympique

Saturday 9 July, 2pm, Sky Sports Mix/HD (CH 520/510)


St Helens v Wigan Warriors

Saturday 9 July, 4.30pm, Sky Sports Mix/HD (CH 520/510)


Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers

Saturday 9 July, 7pm, Sky Sports Mix/HD (CH 520/510)


Huddersfield Giants v Salford Red Devils

Sunday 10 July, 12.30pm, Sky Sports Action/HD (CH 517/507)


Catalans Dragons v Warrington Wolves

Sunday 10 July, 3pm, Sky Sports Action/HD (CH 517/507)


Hull Kingston Rovers v Hull FC

Sunday 10 July, 5.30pm, Sky Sports Action/HD (CH 517/507)


Watch on the go

Virgin TV customers who subscribe to Sky Sports can watch on the go with the Sky Sports app. Not only will you be able to take your Sky packages with you, but you get in-depth sports coverage, as well as exclusive videos and interviews. On iPad and Android tablets you can also access Sky Sports’ cutting-edge second-screen functions. Download from the Apple app store for iPad or iPhone, or from Google Play.


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