Salford Red Devils have ditched their traditional red and white colours for a classy blue shirt for Magic Weekend.

Magic Weekend is set to take place over the weekend of the 9th of July at Newcastle United’s St. James’ Park, the first time that the event will be taking place in the middle of the summer.

Salford are scheduled to be playing on Sunday the 10th of July against the Huddersfield Giants which is set to kick-off at 13:00.

The kit itself houses some famous landmarks from inside the Salford area, including the cathedral as well as some recognisable buildings from Salford Quays’ very own MediaCityUK.

It also features the contrasting yellow Selco sponsor that really stands out in front of the dark blue shades behind it, this combined with the original red and white badge gives the shirt a very colourful and vibrant design – a far cry from their 2022 home shirt.

VX3 apparel, the manufacturer of Salford Red Devil’s kits – announced the shirt in a promotional Twitter video that contained iconic Salford locations such as the Salford Lads Club. This video can be viewed below:

Fan reaction to the team’s new threads was mixed on social media, with people understandably a little puzzled by the startling switch to blue. Fan Ben Wheeler on Twitter said: “I like the design not sure about the colour though.”

However, not everyone was so skeptical of the team’s new colours, with fan Chris Gaffney saying: “Just ordered mine love it.”

Magic Weekend, an annual event in the Super League, involves every Super League club playing at the same ground over two days of a weekend. The event will take place at the St James’ Parl for the second year in a row after the 2021 edition drew in over 60,000 fans.

The other fixtures of 2022’s Magic Weekend will be the following:

Saturday 09/06/2022:

Wakefield Trinity vs Toulouse Olympique. (14:30 KO).

St. Helens vs Wigan Warriors. (16:45 KO).

Leeds Rhinos vs Castleford Tigers. (19:00 KO).

Sunday 10/06/2022:

Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves. (15:15 KO).

Hull KR vs Hull FC. (17:30 KO).

The map below shows all of the home stadiums of the teams competing in this year’s Magic Weekend as well as showing the host stadium, Newcastle United’s St. James’ Park:

Tickets are already on sale and can be purchased via this link. There are ticket options for Saturday or Sunday only but also full weekend tickets for true rugby fans.

The new blue Salford Red Devils shirt can be purchased here.

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