Super League stars beat Toon legends in Tyneside kicking contest

Newcastle United legends Peter Beardsley, Rob Lee and John Beresford took on a trio of Super League stars in a kicking challenge on the banks of the River Tyne this week.

Jon Wilkin (St Helens), Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) and Jack Owens (Widnes Vikings) were the three rugby league kickers taking on the talent of the Toon legends.

The challenge consisted of five giant inflatable rugby ball targets in the river to aim at, and raised £1,750 for the NSPCC, £250 being awarded for every target hit.

See how all the action unfolded in the video above.

 “Myself, Rob and John were pleased to put some of the stars of the First Utility Super League through their paces!” said Beardsley.

“It’s great that Magic Weekend is coming to Newcastle and St James Park, this is a sport-mad, passionate city and every player, in every team will not forget their experience here come the end of May.”

Ed Kamm, chief customer officer at First Utility, added: “We’ve seen a few of the best and brightest First Utility Super League players go toe-to-toe with some genuine Newcastle United legends – with our Rugby League stars proving they are more accurate than the footballing greats in our unique challenge.

“We’re proud to sponsor the First Utility Super League and we’re especially proud today that we’ve been able to raise £1,750 for the NSPCC and boost the profile of the sport ahead of Magic Weekend descending on the Toon.”

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