Derbies dominate Magic Weekend

  • Last Updated: January 23 2014, 14:18 GMT

Derby matches will again be the main theme of the eighth Super League Magic Weekend, which will be held at Manchester's Etihad Stadium for the third year in a row on May 17 and 18.

The Etihad Stadium hosts the Magic Weekend

The fixtures, which carry league points, are a repeat of those in 2013 but in a different order, with four matches once more on the Saturday and three on the Sunday.

The action kicks off with the two outpost clubs, London Broncos and Catalan Dragons, meeting for the sixth time in the event.

The cross-city derby between Hull FC and Hull KR, which produced a controversial finish in 2013 when video referee Steve Ganson incorrectly awarded a winning try to the Black and Whites, is also on the Saturday, along with the showdown between reigning champions Wigan and 2012 title winners Leeds.

There are three derbies on the Sunday, culminating in the clash between Warrington and St Helens.

Tickets go on sale from 9am on Monday from clubs and the RFL ticket office.

The 2014 Magic Weekend schedule is:

Saturday, May 17

12.30pm: London Broncos v Catalan Dragons
2.45pm: Widnes v Salford
5.00pm: Hull KR v Hull FC
7.15pm: Wigan v Leeds.

Sunday, May 18

12.30pm: Wakefield v Castleford
2.45pm: Huddersfield v Bradford
5.00pm: Warrington v St Helens

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