Guide to Dacia Magic Weekend 2019
Hull FC will face Huddersfield Giants at the 2019 Dacia Magic Weekend as the event heads to Liverpool's Anfield Stadium for the first time.
Hull FC will face Huddersfield Giants at the 2019 Dacia Magic Weekend as the event heads to Liverpool FC’s Anfield Stadium for the first time.
The annual Rugby League spectacular will take place on the bank holiday weekend of the 25/26th May, with the Black & Whites’ fixture kicking off at 4.30pm on Saturday 25th May.
The Giants will be the Airlie Bird’s fifth opponent that they have faced at the Magic Weekend, having previously gone up against Hull Kingston Rovers, Castleford Tigers, London Broncos and St Helens in previous years.
2019 will also see Magic head to a new ground for the first time since 2015 in for the form of Anfield, after spending the last four years at Newcastle United’s St James’ Park.
One of the Europe’s most iconic stadiums, the ground holds a capacity of 54,000, the sixth largest in England, and will be the fifth ground the event has visited since its inception in 2007, having also been hosted by Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium and Manchester’s Etihad Stadium.
Liverpool FC’s stadium provided the perfect setting for England’s memorable Second Test win against New Zealand last week, and now all 12 Betfred Super League clubs can relish the prospect of playing in front of The Kop after today’s meeting of the Super League board ratified the move.
The 2018 Dacia Magic Weekend attracted an aggregate attendance of more than 64,000, and as ever the players relished the top of the ground conditions with a feast of tries, and an average of more than 50 points scored in each of the six games.
Hull will be hoping to continue their fine Magic Weekend form of recent seasons, winning three out of their four St James’ Park fixtures between 2015 and 2018, including last season’s 34-22 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers.
Lee Radford’s men will feature in the second game of the day on the Saturday, with 2018 Challenge Cup winners Catalans Dragons opening the weekend against Wakefield Trinity (2pm), and a repeat of the Super League Grand Final between Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves closing day one (7pm)
Meanwhile, Sunday will see Salford Red Devils go up against Hull Kingston Rovers (1pm), before Leeds Rhinos take on Super League new boys London Broncos (3.30pm). Last season’s two defeated Super League semi-finalists St Helens and Castleford Tigers will clash to bring the curtain down on the 2019 edition of the event (6pm).
While tickets for the event will go on sale from the RFL on Monday 19th November, supporters are encouraged to buy from the club with 2019 members able to claim 50% off tickets - one of the many benefits of being a Hull FC member! Full details will be announced in due course.
Official coach travel will also be available, with details announced in due course.
2019 Dacia Magic Weekend fixtures:
Saturday May 25
2pm - Wakefield Trinity v Catalans Dragons
4.30pm - Hull FC v Huddersfield Giants
7pm - Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves
Sunday May 26
1pm - Salford Red Devils v Hull Kingston Rovers
3.30pm – Leeds Rhinos v London Broncos
6pm - St Helens v Castleford Tigers