Bradford Bulls eye Magic Weekend revenge over Huddersfield Giants

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dale Ferguson is pictured scoring a try for Huddersfield in their Magic Weekend win over Bulls last season. The player will be on the opposite side this year as Francis Cummins' men seek revenge at the Etihad Dale Ferguson is pictured scoring a try for Huddersfield in their Magic Weekend win over Bulls last season. The player will be on the opposite side this year as Francis Cummins' men seek revenge at the Etihad

The Bulls will again face Huddersfield at this year’s Magic Weekend, which will be held at Manchester's Etihad Stadium for the third year in a row on May 17 and 18.

Francis Cummins’ men faced the Giants at last year’s event, losing 42-6, but will aim to avenge that result this time around.

The fixtures are a repeat of those in 2013 but in a different order, with four matches once more on the Saturday and three on the Sunday.

The action kicks off with the two outpost clubs, London Broncos and Catalan Dragons, meeting for the sixth time in the event.

The cross-city derby between Hull FC and Hull KR, which produced a controversial finish in 2013 when video referee Steve Ganson incorrectly awarded a winning try to the Black and Whites, is also on the Saturday, along with the showdown between reigning champions Wigan and 2012 title winners Leeds.

There are three derbies on the Sunday, culminating in the clash between Warrington and St Helens.

Tickets go on sale from 9am on Monday from clubs and the RFL ticket office.

The 2014 Magic Weekend schedule is: Saturday, May 17 12.30pm: London Broncos v Catalan Dragons 2.45pm: Widnes v Salford 5.00pm: Hull KR v Hull FC 7.15pm: Wigan v Leeds.

Sunday, May 18 12.30pm: Wakefield v Castleford 2.45pm: Huddersfield v Bradford 5.00pm: Warrington v St Helens.

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5:51pm Thu 23 Jan 14

BCFC1234 says...

Stitched up yet again by the RLF. What is wrong with first playing second and so on.
Stitched up yet again by the RLF. What is wrong with first playing second and so on. BCFC1234
  • Score: 7

7:30pm Thu 23 Jan 14

yorksbull says...

Yes I totally agree!
This season needs to be as fair as possible due to relegation, its not just about being a money spinner for the RFL, its about what is the right and fair possible outcome from each and every game.
Do the RFL also realise that there are players livelihood's at stake here and deserve not to have any disadvantage!
Yes I totally agree! This season needs to be as fair as possible due to relegation, its not just about being a money spinner for the RFL, its about what is the right and fair possible outcome from each and every game. Do the RFL also realise that there are players livelihood's at stake here and deserve not to have any disadvantage! yorksbull
  • Score: 5

8:01pm Thu 23 Jan 14

franklyn says...

Don't agree with this so called MAGIC WEEKEND. never have done. S/L should be settled on a home and away fixture list only.
If the RFL need a money spinner then let it be in the form of an extra knockout cup or such.
there have been far to many games settled on rank bad decisions at the magic weekend and no way should these games count towards S/L title.
Don't agree with this so called MAGIC WEEKEND. never have done. S/L should be settled on a home and away fixture list only. If the RFL need a money spinner then let it be in the form of an extra knockout cup or such. there have been far to many games settled on rank bad decisions at the magic weekend and no way should these games count towards S/L title. franklyn
  • Score: 3

11:05pm Thu 23 Jan 14

bradfordbronco says...

on paper the Bulls have the hardest game of the lot. 20 points seperated the two teams last season. The only other one sided game is London v Catalans. 16 points seperated them two. Would have been fairer to have Catalans v Hudds (Diff 12 points) and Bulls v London (diff 10 ponts) . Think everyone would like to see fixtures based on last season s table i.e Hudds v Wolves, Leeds v Wigan, Saints v Hull, Catalans v Hull KR, Bulls v Widnes, Wakefield v Castleford and London v Salford. Or let a panal of experts pick based on where they think teams will finish. Or just have a challenge cup style draw.

Lets hope the top 8 or even bottom 2 doesn't come down to unfair league structure.

We could of course beat Hudds. But don't think anyone at RFL or anyone would actually bet on it with their own money.

Another option and perhaps the fairest would be for the bookies handicap to actually be used . I.e Bulls would probably get 12 points start. London maybe points and so on. Now that would be interesting!!
on paper the Bulls have the hardest game of the lot. 20 points seperated the two teams last season. The only other one sided game is London v Catalans. 16 points seperated them two. Would have been fairer to have Catalans v Hudds (Diff 12 points) and Bulls v London (diff 10 ponts) . Think everyone would like to see fixtures based on last season s table i.e Hudds v Wolves, Leeds v Wigan, Saints v Hull, Catalans v Hull KR, Bulls v Widnes, Wakefield v Castleford and London v Salford. Or let a panal of experts pick based on where they think teams will finish. Or just have a challenge cup style draw. Lets hope the top 8 or even bottom 2 doesn't come down to unfair league structure. We could of course beat Hudds. But don't think anyone at RFL or anyone would actually bet on it with their own money. Another option and perhaps the fairest would be for the bookies handicap to actually be used . I.e Bulls would probably get 12 points start. London maybe points and so on. Now that would be interesting!! bradfordbronco
  • Score: 5

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