Saints face Wigan at Elland Road for Magic Weekend

Super League’s Magic Weekend returns to the height of summer in 2024, and St.Helens will take on Wigan Warriors in a blockbuster clash at Elland Road.

Magic Weekend sees all twelve Betfred Super League clubs gather at the same venue for two huge days of rugby league action. In 2024 the event will be staged at Elland Road, the home of Leeds United, over the weekend of Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th of August.

Meetings between Saints and the Warriors are always fixtures that the entire rugby league world looks out for as it is the original rugby league Derby between two fierce rivals.

2024’s Magic Weekend will be seventh time the Red V and the Cherry & Whites have faced off Super League’s summer festival of rugby, and the only the second time since 2012.

Magic Weekend will be Round 22 of the 2024 Betfred Super League season. The full fixtures list will be published on Thursday morning (23rd November), with clubs revealing their opponents in the first two rounds on Wednesday evening (22nd November).

Tommy Makinson, Jonny Lomax and Konrad Hurrell celebrate a try at Magic Weekend 2023. The Saints beat Huddersfield 48-6 at Newcastle’s St. James’ Park.

Betfred Super League Magic Weekend 2024

Saturday 17th August

  • Hull FC v London Broncos
  • Wigan Warriors v St Helens
  • Warrington Wolves v Leeds Rhinos

Sunday 18th August

  • Leigh Leopards v Salford Red Devils
  • Catalans Dragons v Hull KR
  • Huddersfield Giants v Castleford Tigers

Kick-off times will be confirmed when tickets go on sale for the 2024 Betfred Super League Magic Weekend next month.

Saints vs Wigan: Magic Weekend History

  • 2007 – Cardiff – St.Helens 34-18 Wigan Warriors
  • 2008 – Cardiff – St.Helens 57-16 Wigan Warriors
  • 2009 – Edinburgh – Wigan Warriors 38-18 St.Helens
  • 2011 – Cardiff – St.Helns 16-16 Wigan Warriors
  • 2012 – Manchester – St.Helens 16-42 Wigan Warriors
  • 2022 – Newcastle – St.Helens 20-18 Wigan Warriors

Rhodri Jones, the Managing Director of RL Commercial, said: “Magic Weekend is going to have a different feel in 2024, as a result of the return to a date later in the summer to move away from the Betfred Challenge Cup Final in June, and the non-availability of St James’ Park which has proved such a popular venue for the last three years.

“We are delighted to have agreed a deal with Leeds United FC to stage Magic Weekend at Elland Road, one of the biggest and best stadia in the north of England – and with a rich Rugby League history, having staged numerous big matches from the 1982 Challenge Cup Final replay to the World Cup semi final between Australia and New Zealand last year.

“The fixtures formula we have used for Magic since 2019, which involves seeding teams into three groups of four based on their 2023 performance, has produced an intriguing line-up of matches, and with all clubs offering special pricing for Magic as part of their season tickets package, we would encourage fans to move quickly when tickets go on sale in the coming weeks”.

Leeds United chief executive Angus Kinnear said: “Over recent years we have held some fantastic events at Elland Road, with some of the biggest games in Rugby League including the World Cup semi-final in 2022, along with England men’s and women’s international football fixtures and Josh Warrington’s world title boxing fight.

“We are thrilled to be adding the 2024 Magic Weekend to that list, it is great for us as a club and will also bring economic benefits to the whole city of Leeds.

“Everyone knows what a special venue Elland Road is and we’re all looking forward to another great spectacle.”

Saints supporters at Elland Road for the Challenge Cup Semi-Final in 2022.

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