The fixtures for the 2021 Dacia Magic Weekend, scheduled over the weekend of September 4-5 at St James’ Park in Newcastle, have today been confirmed.
All games will be live on Sky Sports and Salford Red Devils will open the event against Castleford Tigers with kick-off times announced in due course.
Dacia Magic Weekend fixtures have been readjusted from the 2020 schedule to involve Leigh Centurions and all teams are playing on the same day they were meant to play on in 2020, in acknowledgment of the fans who have committed retaining their 2020 tickets.
The formula for deciding fixtures each day is that teams will play the team they finished closest to in the final 2020 league standings.
Super League chief commercial officer, Rhodri Jones said: “Dacia Magic Weekend is an important part of the Betfred Super League calendar and it is great to have the event back in our plans for the upcoming 2021 season.
“Following the Prime Minister’s latest update about the easing of lockdown restrictions, we are optimistic that we will be able to welcome fans into St James’ Park to enjoy the festival atmosphere that makes Dacia Magic Weekend so special”
“With the event falling later in the calendar this year, it could be all to play for in the closing stages of the season with teams chasing the League Leaders shield, play-off spots or looking to avoid relegation.”
“I’d like to pay thanks to Dacia for their on-going support of this event as well as our event partners at Newcastle United, Newcastle City Council, Newcastle-Gateshead Initiative and NE1, and once again to Sky Sports for continuing to bring fans their excellent coverage of this unique event.”