FOR the third consecutive season, Warrington Wolves will take on Wigan Warriors at Magic Weekend.

However, the 2019 clash will have a different venue as the rumours of the concept being moved from Newcastle to Liverpool were confirmed.

The Wire will take on their neighbours at Anfield on Saturday, May 25 in a repeat of the 2018 Super League Grand Final.

Anfield will host next year's Magic Weekend

Wire chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick says the club's aim will be to break their Magic Weekend ticket sales record next year.

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"We are really pleased that next year's Magic weekend will be in Liverpool at Anfield," he said

"It is a fantastic opportunity for our supporters to travel as it is less than 15 miles down the road.

"We are very lucky that fans have followed us in big numbers to major games in recent years and I am sure this will be no different in an iconic stadium.

"We will aim to break our Magic Weekend record crowd from when it was staged at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester."

Super League chief executive Robert Elstone, a former chief executive of Everton, said: "On behalf of the Super League clubs, we're delighted to be taking the Dacia Magic Weekend to one of the most famous stadiums in the world.

"Anfield and Liverpool Football Club have embraced our sport - throughout all our discussions on the Magic Weekend they made it very clear to us that they wanted that relationship to continue.

"The game should be proud that Anfield has become a rugby league venue.

"I had the privilege of working in the city for more than a decade and I know Super League fans will have a great time not only at Anfield but in one of our country's most vibrant and exciting cities.

"The place is special - it's a perfect fit for the celebratory atmosphere of Magic.

"I'd also like to thank the City of Newcastle and Newcastle United for hosting the Magic Weekend so well over the past four seasons.

"They've created so many great memories for Super League and our fans, and have set the bar very high for Liverpool. Newcastle has inked its place into Super League history."

Steve Price and his side will hope a change in venue improves their Magic Weekend fortunes.

They failed to win on any of their four trips to Newcastle’s St James’ Park, with their one draw coming against the Warriors in 2017 when Joe Burgess’ last-minute try denied them victory and forced a 24-24 stalemate.

Last year, Wigan were dominant victors over Wolves at Magic and ran out 38-10 winners.

Wire members get half price tickets to the game.

Full Magic Weekend fixture list:


2pm Wakefield v Catalans

4.30pm Hull v Huddersfield

7pm Wigan v Warrington


1pm Salford v Hull KR

3.30pm Leeds v London

6pm St Helens v Castleford