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The 2022 NRL Magic Round: What you need to know

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12th May, 2022

Inspired by a unique idea that first occurred in the 2007 Super League, when all 12 teams played at the Millennium Stadium in Wales for one round, the NRL is back with its own Magic Round this weekend.

And it’s proving to be bigger and better than ever!

Fans can witness all 16 teams battle it out at Brisbane’s iconic Suncorp Stadium as Round 10 of the NRL’s 2022 premiership season approaches the do-or-die halfway point.

Magic Round is always a highlight of the NRL season as it allows fans to not only witness some high quality rugby league, but also experience all that Brisbane has to offer with the nightlife, live entertainment and numerous other attractions happening in the Sunshine State.

You could effectively say the NRL Magic Round is a showpiece event for Queensland, and post-COVID it has never disappointed.

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Friday night will see the Canterbury Bulldogs clash with the Newcastle Knights at 6:00pm, followed by an electrifying match-up between the Sea Eagles and Brisbane Broncos at 8:05pm.

This game should be a thriller as both these teams will be looking to cement their spot inside the top eight, and this Magic Round will certainly be the ideal battleground for either team to establish their ascendancy.


Saturday and Sunday are both triple-header blockbuster nights of NRL action, with Saturday scheduled to have the Warriors taking on the South Sydney Rabbitohs at 3:00pm, followed by the Titans versus the Dragons at 5:30pm.

At 7:45pm we see a battle between top-of-the-ladder heavyweights Melbourne Storm up against the dangerous Penrith Panthers in a match that should definitely be on your watch list, even if you’re a neutral fan.

On Sunday, fans can witness the Cronulla Sharks fight it out against the Canberra Raiders at 1:50pm, followed by another top-eight-ladder clash with the Roosters taking on the Parramatta Eels at 4:05pm.

The Cowboys play the Wests Tigers at 6:25pm, which effectively is the final scheduled match of NRL Magic Round.

You can catch all the action via our live blog on The Roar or tune in and watch via Kayo or Fox Sports. It’s certainly going to be an epic weekend of NRL that is not to be missed.