The RFL has confirmed the order of play and kick off times for this May's second Millennium Magic weekend, whilst also launching a new website dedicated to the event.
The RFL has this week confirmed the order of play and kick off times for this May's second Millennium Magic weekend, whilst also launching a new website dedicated to the event. The confirmed fixtures are as follows: Saturday 3 May Huddersfield Giants v Warrington Wolves 3.00pm Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats - 5.00pm Bradford Bulls v Leeds Rhinos - 7.00pm Sunday 4 May Catalans Dragons v Harlequins RL 2.30pm Hull FC v Hull K R - 4.30pm St Helens v Wigan Warriors - 6.30pm Last year's Millennium Magic event was Rugby League's latest innovation, and saw a full round of engage Super League fixtures played at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium. It attracted an attendance of nearly 60,000 people and won praise from fans, players, coaches and neutrals with many describing each game as a 'mini cup final'. To help supporters in their planning for this year's event, the RFL has launched a new website - www.millenniummagic.co.uk - packed with information about May's two day festival of rugby. The site includes video footage and photos from last year's event, details of how to get to Cardiff by road, rail and air, together with a page where those looking to stay over in Wales can book accommodation. Phil Williams, RFL's Marketing Manager, said: "Now that we've confirmed the running order for the Millennium Magic weekend supporters will be able to start planning their trips to Cardiff. "Feedback from supporters after last year's event said that in 2008 they wanted more information. That is why we've launched a website dedicated to the whole weekend. Between now and May we'll be adding more and more information so that supporters with any questions will have them answered." Tickets for Millennium Magic are now on sale from the RFL Ticket Office and all engage Super League clubs. Following feedback from supporters who attended last year's feast of rugby in the Welsh capital, tickets prices for the 2008 event have been frozen. This means that supporters can buy weekend tickets for the Bank Holiday weekend of 3 and 4 May to take in six games of top engage Super League action from just £30. Alternatively, day tickets can be purchased for just £18 for adults and £5 for juniors. For ticket information, please call 0871 226 13 13 or visit www.millenniummagic.co.uk
Following both teams elimination from the Tetley's Challenge Cup last weekend, Leeds Rhinos and Wakefield have agreed to re-arrange the date for their postponed Round Eight Super League clash at the Rapid Solicitor's Stadium which will now be played on Friday 26th July, kick off 8pm.
Rugby League fans will have the opportunity to put questions about the ongoing Policy Review and planned competition restructuring directly to RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood and RFL Chief Operating Officer Ralph Rimmer in a ground-breaking online question and answer session on Friday (May 17).