Dacia Magic Weekend is here and what a weekend it has been already

If you have no idea what Dacia Magic Weekend is then I don’t know what rock you’ve been under for the past 3 years. Magic Weekend is a 2-day event where the best in the world of rugby league come up to Newcastle to play some of the biggest games of the season at the historic St James Park.

Following the record-breaking success of the Dacia Magic Weekend in 2016, there was no reason why it wouldn’t be coming back in 2017 so when the announcement came that the event would be returning to St James Park, you could feel the excitement in Newcastle.

I and Michael were very lucky to be able to get tickets for the full weekend but due to work commitments, we couldn’t make the Saturday games but the 2 family members I sent along instead loved every moment. My uncle is a massive Newcastle football fan so being in the stadium for any reason is always a bonus for him and his son.


They were really lucky as they got to watch all three games on the Saturday: Wildness Vikings V Wakefield Trinity, Hull FC V St Helens and finally Wigan Warriors V Warrington Wolves.

Everyone knew that some of these games were going to be great games to watch with Wigan Warriors V Warrington basically being a rematch of last year’s Super League Grand Final (definitely a game I was gutted to miss out on seeing).

My uncle took along his son who has become really interested in rugby league and this was the perfect opportunity for him to get to see some great games. With his son only being 9 years old he was really glad the atmosphere and the event itself was really made for families, with the crowd full of families cheering on their team or soaking up the great atmosphere from the crowd.

For someone who had never been to the Dacia Magic Weekend, My uncle and his son loved every moment. From the welcome, they received when they arrived, to the family friendly atmosphere throughout the games. He recommended the event to everyone and said that it was worth every penny.

If you fancy getting some last minute tickets for tomorrow games which include:

Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield Giants (13:00)

Leigh Centurions v Salford Red Devils (15:15)

Castleford Tigers v Leeds Rhinos (17:30)

You can get tickets from here: https://www.eticketing.co.uk/rle/details/event.aspx?itemref=11276

Have you ever been to a Dacia Magic Weekend?

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