Scottish First Minister Welcomes Magic Weekend to Edinburgh

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond welcomed the forthcoming arrival of Rugby League supporters set to visit the capital for the engage Super League’s Magic Weekend (Saturday 2 May and Sunday 3).

A full Round of engage Super League fixtures will be played at Murrayfield Stadium over the weekend and First Minister Salmond believes the event will be a memorable one in Britain’s sporting calendar.

First Minister Salmond said: “Scotland has a strong reputation for staging fantastic international sporting events and in 2009, Scotland’s Year of Homecoming, we will host the Heineken Cup Final, The Open Championship, The Johnnie Walker Championship and the inaugural Intercontinental Rally Challenge.

“I am delighted The Magic Weekend is coming to Scotland. Rugby fans from  near and far will get the chance to watch Super League clubs compete at Scotland’s national rugby stadium.

“Fans making their way to Edinburgh for the Magic Weekend will also get to taste of Scotland’s world famous hospitality and the chance to explore and enjoy many other Homecoming events taking place in and around Scotland’s capital.”

In addition to the seven engage Super matches, Murrayfield will also host Scotland’s largest ever Schools’ Tag Tournament as well as a Fans’ Tag Tournament that will involve former legends.

Supporters are also being encouraged to back the RFL Benevolent Fund and take part in the Bupa Great Edinburgh Run which takes place on Sunday morning and is open to a wide range of participants. To register please visit

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