Scotland union captain backs Super League

Scotland captain Chris Cusiter has urged the nation’s rugby fans to sample the Super League’s Magic Weekend when it returns to Murrayfield next month because he believes the event will provide top-class entertainment.

The 27-year-old scrum half admits he became a convert of the 13-man game while playing for Perpignan in France when he started watching local Super League side Catalans Dragons.

Cusiter says he was bowled over by the sheer razzmatazz of Super League action and admits he will be watching the Dragons when they visit the home of Scottish Rugby.

Cusiter said: “I will definitely watch it when it comes up to Murrayfield, it is a really fast game and there are always lots of tries, so that makes it exciting to watch.

“There are also a lot of big hits and big ball carriers. As a game, rugby league is quite easy to understand and straightforward.

“I hadn’t watched a lot of Super League before I moved to France, but I enjoyed going to the Catalans Dragons matches.”

A phenomenal 48 hours is in store for sports fans at Murrayfield over Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 May with seven Engage Super League games being staged at a great value price.

On Saturday, Bradford Bulls – one of the most successful teams in rugby league – kick off the action with a match against Crusaders, who have recently signed former Lions and Wales captain Gareth Thomas.

Then the eagerly awaited finale on the opening day is the local derby clash between Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield Wildcats.

On Sunday, Super League giants Wigan take on the Giants of Super League, Huddersfield while St Helens face Hull KR and Cusiter’s favourites the Dragons take on Castleford – the hometown team of Scotland defence coach Graham Steadman.

Saturday 1 May
Bradford Bulls v Crusaders RL, kick off 1pm
Hull FC v Harlequins RL, kick off 3pm
Salford City Reds v Warrington Wolves, kick off 5pm
Leeds Rhinos v Wakefield Wildcats, kick off 7pm

Sunday 2 May
Castleford Tigers v Catalans Dragons, kick off 2pm
Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants, kick off 4pm
St.Helens v Hull KR, kick off 6pm

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