Hull FC will take on cross-city rivals Hull Kingston Rovers in a mouth-watering Magic Weekend clash when the event returns to St James’ Park in July 2022!
Betfred Super League’s annual spectacular will take place across the weekend of July 9/10th at the Newcastle venue, with the Hull Derby bringing the two days of action to a close with the final game of the weekend on Sunday 10th July, with a 5.30pm kick-off.
It’ll be the 10th time that the Airlie Birds have taken on the Robins at the event, with Brett Hodgson’s side looking to make it four wins in a row against the Red & Whites in Magic Weekend fixtures, having most recently downed the Robins on Tyneside back in 2018.
Tickets for the event will go on sale on at 10am on Monday 29th November, available from hullfcshop.com, with 2022 members able to make the most of 50% off tickets until July 1st 2022.
Meanwhile, non-members will also be able to make the most of a two week flash offer, allowing fans to buy a full weekend ticket for the price of a day ticket.
Hull FC supporters will for the first time be located in the Gallowgate End of the stadium.
Elsewhere across the weekend, Saturday kicks-off with newly promoted Toulouse Olympique facing Wakefield Trinity before St Helens take on rivals Wigan Warriors. The first day finishes with a West Yorkshire derby as Leeds Rhinos go up against Castleford Tigers.
Sunday opens with Huddersfield Giants and Salford Red Devils before last season’s League Leaders Catalans Dragons play Warrington Wolves, before the Hull Derby brings the weekend to a close.
Super League chief commercial officer, Rhodri Jones said: “It was great to be back in Newcastle in 2021, and even more so with fans back in the stadium. We are delighted to be returning to St James’ Park in 2022 and I must thank the football club, Newcastle City Council and NE1 for showing us so much support.”
“I look forward to seeing the stadium, fan zone and city brimming with Rugby League fans again next year.”
Cllr Ged Bell, cabinet member for development, transport and neighbourhoods at Newcastle City Council, said: “Magic Weekend has firmly cemented itself as one of the highlights of Newcastle’s sporting calendar and I’m delighted that this festival of rugby league is returning to Newcastle in 2022.
“It’s always brilliant to see fans from around the country assemble in Newcastle for an incredibly vibrant and enjoyable weekend. They pack the stands of St James’ Park and provide a bumper weekend of trade to the bars, restaurants, hotels and shops in Newcastle and the wider region.
“With this taking place alongside the rearranged Rugby League World Cup which kicks off in Newcastle next year, our relationship with this great sport is set to go from strength to strength in 2022.”
Magic Weekend fixtures have been kept to the same format used in previous years, where teams are matched based on the position they finished in the league the previous season.
The formula used for deciding fixtures is 1st v 3rd, 2nd v 4th, 5th v 7th, 6th v 8th, 9th v 11th and 10th v 12th.
SATURDAY 9 JULY
Wakefield Trinity v Toulouse Olympique (1430)
St Helens v Wigan Warriors (1645)
Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers (1900)
SUNDAY 10 JULY
Huddersfield Giants v Salford Red Devils (1300)
Catalans Dragons v Warrington Wolves (1515)
Hull KR v Hull FC (1730)