Tigers and Wildcats meet in 'Magic' opener

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CASTLEFORD Tigers and Wakefield Wildcats will kick off this season's Magic Weekend at Etihad Stadium, Manchester.

They meet in the opening Stobart Super League 'Magic' fixture on Saturday, May 26 (1pm) at the home of soccer club Manchester City.

After the Tigers v Wildcats clash, Super League newcomers Widnes Vikings renew their rivalry with Warrington Wolves at 4pm. The opening day’s action climaxes with Hull FC v Hull Kingston Rovers at 7pm.

The action continues the next day (Sunday) at noon with Catalan Dragons and London Broncos doing battle. It will be followed at 2pm by Huddersfield Giants v Salford City Reds.

Bradford Bulls then take on Leeds Rhinos before St Helens and Wigan Warriors play out a repeat of the 2010 Super League Grand Final in the weekend’s finale.

Day tickets for Magic Weekend cost from £30 adults and £15 concessions. Tickets for the full weekend cost from £45 adults and £22.50 concessions and are available by calling 0844 856 1113 or by visiting www.rugbyleaguetickets.co.uk