• It was no-nunsense stuff as the sunshine made for a bright outlook for the spectators, even if their teams didn't come out on top
  • London Broncos and Catalan Dragons kicked off the action, with the former looking for their first win of the campaign...
  • However they fell just shy of breaking their duck, Elliott Whitehead crosses for two tries to see the French side triumph 24-22.
  • Widnes and Salford were second up on the schedule, and they too served up a thriller for the fans inside the home of the Premier League champions
  • Rangi Chase scored a cracking try for the Red Devils, much to the delight of the club's owner,Dr Marwan Koukash, was amongst those watching
  • Yet it was the Vikings who conquered in the end, Paddy Flynn crossing twice to help Denis Betts' side record a 30-24 victory
  • It was a big day for the city of Hull, as Rovers faced FC at the same time their football team played Arsenal in the FA Cup final at Wembley...
  • It was the Robins who were celebrating at the final whistle in Manchester, Ade Gardner amongst their try-scorers...
  • Josh Hodgson rounded out the scoring with a solo effort in the final minute, much to his obvious delight
  • Leeds and Wigan rounded out day one - and the two Super League heavyweights did not disappoint!
  • Indeed, the teams came to blows at one stage in a fiery first half that saw three players sent to the sin-bin and another placed on report.
  • Michael McIlorum was one of those shown a yellow card - but the hooker returned to the field to score a crucial try early on in the second half
  • The depleted Warriors managed to hang on to record a 18-14 win at the end of a bruising battle that saw Leeds have a late score chalked off
  • The Tigers tore the poor Wildcats apart, hooker Daryl Clark crossing for two of their nine tries in a 50-12 hammering of their neighbours.
  • Sunday's service began with a battle between two local rivals - Castleford and Wakefield
  • The second match also proved to be one-sided, with Huddersfield hammering Bradford 54-16. Scott Grix was amongst their scorers...
  • As too was Larne Patrick - the Giants had also defeated the relegation-threatened Bulls 42-6 at the 2013 event.
  • There were superheroes on the pitch and in the stands, with the RFL announcing a new record attendance figure over the two days.
  • Warrington and St Helens rounded out proceedings - and the Wolves proved too sharp for Saints to handle...
  • Ryan Atkins slides over in the second half, though Warrington were forced to hold off a comeback bid from their opponents...
  • Yet Saints had simply left themselves with too much to do, as they went down 41-24 to suffer a fourth defeat in their last six outings.

Magic Weekend

It was no-nunsense stuff as the sunshine made for a bright outlook for the spectators, even if their teams didn't come out on top