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It's the Magic Weekend in England this weekend which is when ALL 7 games are played at the same venue over two days. It started in Cardiff and has moved to Edinburgh, back to Cardiff, and now to Manchester. The original concept being to promote the game outside the heartlands, but as the RFL are shite at marketing it's simply now to make it as accessible for fans as possible.

The draw for the most part has been as many traditional derby matches as possible. Wigan v St Helens, Warrington v Widnes etc.

Do you think something similar would work in the NRL played at maybe ANZ Stadium or Eden Park or even taken to somewhere like Perth? I like the concept in the UK and am yet to miss one, but it certainly has its teething problems.
 
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That sounds awesome. does it get showen on tv one after the other in England?
 
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It does yes. 3 games on the Saturday and 4 on the Sunday this year.
 
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That would be awesome mate, I'd definitely be interested. Could you keep us up to date with TL also?
 
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I'd be interested too.
 
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It's the Magic Weekend in England this weekend which is when ALL 7 games are played at the same venue over two days. It started in Cardiff and has moved to Edinburgh, back to Cardiff, and now to Manchester. The original concept being to promote the game outside the heartlands, but as the RFL are shite at marketing it's simply now to make it as accessible for fans as possible.

The draw for the most part has been as many traditional derby matches as possible. Wigan v St Helens, Warrington v Widnes etc.

Do you think something similar would work in the NRL played at maybe ANZ Stadium or Eden Park or even taken to somewhere like Perth? I like the concept in the UK and am yet to miss one, but it certainly has its teething problems.

How do those grounds stand up to that sort of punishment?? Especially if wet...

Re blog, that'd be excellent...I don't watch much ESL but usually keep an eye on it via league sites etc.
 
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The Millennium Stadium in Cardiff has a roof which they used to close so that was no problem.

At Edinburgh they left the grass ridiculously long but the weather was quite good anyway, and so far this week it has been nothing but sunshine so the Etihad should be ok as well.
 
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Which ground is the Etihad? Is that Old Trafford or is it the Manchester of Stadium?
 
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The City of Manchester Stadium.
 
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