WOLVES’ record at the Magic Weekend event is distinctly mixed having won six and lost four of their 10 games at the annual extravaganza.

However, two of their four losses have come in the last two years in Newcastle, losing 20-16 to St Helens in 2015 before surrendering a 14-0 lead in a 34-14 defeat to Castleford last year.

Those two games feature in our look back at The Wire’s last five outings at Magic Weekend.

WOLVES 14 CASTLEFORD 34: Saturday, May 21, 2016:

DESPITE a roaring start, The Wire returned from Tyneside empty-handed after allowing Castleford to bounce back.

Stefan Ratchford, Ben Currie and Kurt Gidley all crossed in the first half for Tony Smith’s side before the tide began to turn.

Luke Dorn and Grant Millington reduced the lead to two points before the break, after which Denny Solomona, twice, Mike McMeeken and Dorn’s second made it 34 unanswered points for the Tigers.

Wolves: Matty Russell; Tom Lineham, Toby King, Benjamin Jullien, Gene Ormsby; Kurt Gidley, Stefan Ratchford; Chris Hill, Daryl Clark, Ashton Sims, Ben Westwood, Ben Currie, Joe Westerman. Subs: Ryan Bailey, Jordan Cox, Morgan Smith, George King.

Warrington Guardian:

Ben Westwood plots a way through the Castleford defence at last year's Magic Weekend. Picture by Mike Boden

ST HELENS 20 WOLVES 16: Sunday, May 31, 2015:

ONCE again, Wolves surrendered a half-time lead and were kept off the scoresheet in the second half in Newcastle.

Stefan Ratchford, Ben Harrison and Ryan Atkins had all gone over in the first half to give The Wire a 16-8 lead, with Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook crossing for Saints to add to Tommy Makinson’s penalty.

Adam Swift and Jon Wilkins scored in the second half to take the game away from Warrington.

Wolves: Stefan Ratchford; Joel Monaghan, Chris Bridge, Ryan Atkins, Gene Ormsby; Dec Patton, Richie Myler; Chris Hill, Daryl Clark, Ashton Sims, Ben Currie, Ben Westwood, Ben Harrison. Subs: Roy Asotasi, James Laithwaite, Brad Dwyer, George King.

Warrington Guardian:

Ryan Atkins crosses the line, but it would be disappointment for Wolves on their first trip to Newcastle. Picture by Mike Boden

WOLVES 41 ST HELENS 24: Sunday, May 18, 2014:

HAPPIER memories at to be found at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium as Wolves brushed aside their neighbours.

Rhys Evans and Joel Monaghan both crossed twice, with Gene Ormsby, Chris Hill, Ryan Atkins and Matty Russell also getting in on the act.

Chris Bridge kicked four goals, while Stefan Ratchford added a drop-goal for good measure.

Alex Walmsley, Jordan Turner, Lance Hohaia and Matty Dawson were on the scoresheet for Saints.

Wolves: Matty Russell; Gene Ormsby, Joel Monaghan, Ryan Atkins, Rhys Evans; Chris Bridge, Stefan Ratchford; Chris Hill, Michael Monaghan, Anthony England, Ben Westwood, Trent Waterhouse, Ben Harrison. Subs: Micky Higham, Roy Asotasi, James Laithwaite, Ben Evans.

Warrington Guardian:

Gene Ormsby scores acrobatically at Manchester's Etihad Stadium. Picture by Mike Boden

WOLVES 48 ST HELENS 22: Saturday, May 25, 2013:

THE Wire were never behind in this game as their trip to the Etihad Stadium saw them comfortably see off Saints.

Chris Riley and Trent Waterhouse bagged braces to go with further efforts from Ryan Atkins, Lee Briers, Simon Grix and Adrian Morley.

Stefan Ratchford kicked eight conversions to see off Saints, for whom Jordan Turner, twice, Ade Gardner and Lance Hohaia scored tries.

Wolves: Stefan Ratchford; Chris Riley, Simon Grix, Ryan Atkins, Joel Monaghan; Lee Briers, Richie Myler; Paul Wood, Micky Higham, Chris Hill, Trent Waterhouse, Ben Westwood, Mike Cooper. Subs: Adrian Morley, Michael Monaghan, Garreth Carvell, Ben Currie.

Warrington Guardian:

Trent Waterhouse celebrates his try against Saints with Richie Myler. Picture by Mike Boden

WOLVES 68 WIDNES 4: Saturday, May 26, 2012:

IN what is still the widest victory margin of any Magic Weekend game, Wolves wiped the floor with their neighbours in Manchester.

Joel Monaghan was the star attraction as the Australian winger ran in five tries for Tony Smith’s side.

Matty Blythe helped himself to a hat-trick while Garreth Carvell, Ryan Atkins, Stefan Ratchford and Ben Currie also joined the party.

Gareth O’Brien added 10 goals, with Widnes’ only response coming from Kurt Haggerty.

Wolves: Wolves: Stefan Ratchford; Chris Riley, Ryan Atkins, Matty Blythe, Joel Monaghan; Lee Briers, Gareth O'Brien; Chris Hill, Simon Grix, Garreth Carvell, Trent Waterhouse, Tyrone McCarthy, Ben Harrison. Subs: Adrian Morley, Mike Cooper, Ben Currie, Brad Dwyer.

Warrington Guardian:

Joel Monaghan soars above Patrick Ah Van to score one of his five tries against Widnes at the 2012 Magic Weekend. Picture by Mike Boden