Wakefield Wildcats to face Tigers in magic Manchester clash

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NEXT season’s Magic Weekend will be played at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium.

The fixtures will be played in Manchester during Round 15 over the weekend of May 26 and 27 when Wakefield Trinity Wildcats fans can look forward to a mouth-watering clash with local rivals Castleford Tigers.

The Rugby Football League has also announced that the Super League Grand Final will be contested at Old Trafford on Saturday, October 6.

“I’m delighted to confirm that Rugby League is returning to the Etihad Stadium next May for Magic Weekend and two days of sporting action of the highest order,” said RFL chief executive Nigel Wood.

“On the only previous occasion Rugby League has been played at this iconic venue we were overwhelmed by the positive feedback from supporters who thoroughly enjoyed the experience.”

Read today’s Wakefield Express for more news from the Wakefield Wildcats.