This year’s Betfred Super League Magic Weekend will be taking place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June at Newcastle United’s famous St. James’ Park Stadium.

Our friends at Betfred Super League have invited us to be a part of the event by giving us the amazing opportunity to play on the iconic pitch, in front of thousands of people, at the half-time of the Leeds Rhinos vs Castleford Tigers game at the end of the first day on Saturday.

It might be a different shaped ball but running out to play on the St. James’ Park pitch in front of thousands of people, the same pitch that Newcastle legends like Alan Shearer and Kevin Keegan have graced, is a rare opportunity and something you are unlikely to forget in a hurry.

To make it even better, the RFL have kindly offered all those taking part in the on-pitch activity a free ticket for Saturday. You can therefore get this amazing experience and the opportunity to watch three top class Super League fixtures all for free! (*see playing conditions below).

If you would like to make a weekend of it and take in the action on the Sunday as well as the Saturday, we have discounted Sunday tickets available for £15.  

For anybody who doesn’t want to get involved in the action on the pitch but would like to come and watch, our discounted tickets are also available for spectators. Tickets for Saturday are £15 (normal price £25) and tickets for the whole weekend are £24 (normal price £40) .

Saturday 3rd June
13:30 Salford Red Devils vs Hull Kingston Rovers
15:45 Wigan Warriors vs Catalans Dragons
18:00 Leeds Rhinos vs Castleford Tigers 

Sunday 4th June
12:30 Wakefield Trinity vs Leigh Leopards
14:45 St Helens vs Huddersfield Giants
17:00 Hull FC vs Warrington Wolves

We will have the whole pitch available to us during the half-time of the Leeds Rhinos vs Castleford Tigers game and we are therefore going to run two mixed Tag Rugby games. This gives plenty of opportunity for you to get involved with the first 36 people (16 females and 20 males) to register being given the opportunity to take part in the games. When registering please make sure you select one of the ‘Play and Ticket’ links below. Please note the chance to play on the pitch is subject to the following conditions:

  • You must have played in a Try Tag Rugby league in at least one season within the last six months. 
  • We reserve the right to refuse you the chance to play on the pitch if you have had any previous disciplinary issues in a Try Tag Rugby League or event. 
  • You agree to wear a promotional T-Shirt whilst playing on the pitch, this will be loaned to you by Try Tag Rugby.   

All players will be required to meet at the stadium at 11:15am on Saturday 3rd June to collect their tickets. We will then head to a local park to play some friendly games from 11:45 to 13:00. These games will only be for players who will be playing on the St. James’ Park pitch later and will give players the opportunity to meet the rest of the team and to have a run out together before the exhibition games. The exact location for the friendly games will be advised closer to the time, however it is envisaged the pitches will be within a short walking distance from St. James’ Park Stadium. The friendly games will be finished in time for all those wanting to head back to the stadium and watch the first game at 13:30. Those players taking part in the half-time game on the pitch will be required to sit together during the first half of the Leeds Rhinos vs Castleford Tigers game. Once players have been on the pitch they will be free to sit wherever they want to watch the second half.  

Although certain conditions exist around the offer to play on the pitch (see above), any Try Tag Rugby player and their friends and family are welcome to purchase our discounted tickets using the ‘Spectator Only’ links below. 

To play on the pitch (** See conditions above) please register using one of the links below: 

PLAY and Saturday Only ticket, FREE: REGISTER HERE
PLAY plus Saturday and Sunday ticket, £15: BUY HERE 

Please use links below to purchase your spectator only tickets:

Saturday SPECTATOR ONLY Ticket, £15: BUY HERE
Weekend SPECTATOR ONLY Ticket, £24: BUY HERE 

Discounted spectator only tickets for concessions (Single Day £12; Weekend £18) and Children (Single Day £7.50; Weekend £12) are also available. If you wish to purchase these tickets please email

Note: All tickets will need to be collected from the stadium. A collection point will be confirmed closer to the event.