RUGBY League fans screamed for ice cream at Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester when stars from the First Utility Super League were on hand to dish out treats ahead of Magic Weekend, which returns to the Etihad Stadium on Saturday and Sunday (May 17 and 18).
Whilst the sunshine was absent, players from all 14 clubs, including Saints own Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook put a smile on the faces of hundreds of fans and shoppers in the ‘Manchester Mist’ with a hugely successful meet and greet event.
Dressed in their First Utility Super League aprons and straw boater hats, the players distributed free ice creams, chatted with fans and posed for photographs ahead of the two-day Rugby League spectacular at the home of newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester City.
Magic Weekend 2014 is poised to be the best attended since it began in 2007. Tickets sales are well on course to ensure record numbers of fans are there to witness seven enthralling First Utility Super League matches across two days of jam-packed Rugby League entertainment.
To see photographs from the Piccadilly Garden event please go to the Super League Facebook page.
The Magic Weekend 2014 schedule:
Saturday May 17:
12.30 – London Broncos v Catalan Dragons
2.45 – Widnes Vikings v Salford Red Devils
5.00 – Hull Kingston Rovers v Hull FC
7.15 – Wigan Warriors v Leeds Rhinos
Sunday May 18:
12.30 – Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Castleford Tigers
2.45 – Huddersfield Giants v Bradford Bulls
5.00 – Warrington Wolves v St Helens
Season Ticket Holders get 50 per cent off their tickets and they can be bought at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.