The home of Liverpool FC will be the host of next seasons Magic Weekend – which will see all 12 Super League clubs feature.
The Super League Magic Weekend will be at Anfield on May 25 and May 26 2019.
The big rugby league weekend out is moving from its former home – Newcastle’s St James’ Park – which has received mixed reception from rugby league lovers.
Super League chief Robert Elstone praised the new venue – and Liverpool football club’s help – following the recent England vs New Zealand clash at Anfield.
He said: “On behalf of the Super League clubs, we’re delighted to be taking the Dacia Magic Weekend to one of the most famous stadiums in the world.
“I would also like to thank Mayor Joe Anderson for his support for what will be a great weekend for Super League and the City of Liverpool.
“I had the privilege of working in the city for more than a decade and I know Super League fans will have a great time not only at Anfield but in one of our country’s most vibrant and exciting cities.
“The place is special – it’s a perfect fit for the celebratory atmosphere of Magic.
“I’d also like to thank the City of Newcastle and Newcastle United for hosting the Magic Weekend so well over the past four seasons.
“They’ve created so many great memories for Super League and our fans, and have set the bar very high for Liverpool. Newcastle has inked its place into Super League history.”
Magic Weekend 2019 Fixtures:
1400 – Wakefield Trinity v Catalans Dragons
1630 – Hull FC v Huddersfield Giants
1900 – Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves
1300 – Salford Red Devils v Hull Kingston Rovers
1530 – Leeds Rhinos v London Broncos
1800 – St Helens v Castleford Tigers
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