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Super League has announced that they have postponed Dacia Magic Weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The two-day event was supposed to be held from 23-24 May at St James’ Park – the home of Newcastle United Football Club. All 12 Super League clubs were due to play a match at the 52,000-seater stadium.

Salford Red Devils were scheduled to take on St. Helens in a repeat of last year’s Grand Final on the Saturday.

Magic Weekend would have been returning to the north-east for the fifth time but will hopefully be played later in the season.

A statement from Super League said that they are keen to keep Magic Weekend in the calendar and are exploring all possibilities during fixture remodelling.

Executive Chairman Robert Elstone said: “It’s regrettable that Super League has had to make this decision – but in light of the current situation, it is sadly unavoidable.

“Our fans will be disappointed because they were all looking forward to returning to Newcastle; however, Magic is still firmly in our plans for 2020, with St James’ Park, at a later date, one of the options being considered.”

More details will be announced in due course and tickets already purchased for the event will be valid once a new date is made available.

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