Super League Leeds Rhinos to face Wigan Warriors at Magic Weekend

Leeds Rhinos will meet Wigan Warriors at the 2016 Magic Weekend for the fourth successive year in a repeat of the 2015 Grand Final.

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Leeds Rhinos to face Wigan Warriors at Magic Weekend

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Super League's 2016 Magic Weekend will see a repeat of this year's Grand Final after Leeds Rhinos were selected to face Wigan Warriors at St James' Park.

The Rhinos secured a domestic treble against Wigan last Saturday with a 22-20 win at Old Trafford, Brian McDermott's side securing their seventh Super League title.

Attention immediately turns to next season with Leeds " who will be without departing legends Jamie Peacock, Kevin Sinfield and Kylie Leuluai " set to play Wigan for the fourth successive year at the Magic Weekend.

"I'm a big fan of the Magic Weekend," Wigan head coach Shaun Wane told the club's official website. "I love rugby league and think it is the best sport in the world so the more people that have the chance to see it the better.

"We have a good record in the Magic Weekend and look forward to facing Leeds in what should be another great game between the two sides."

The Saturday of the 2016 Magic Weekend (May 21-22) will host the Grand Final repeat as well as Salford Red Devils facing Widnes Vikings and Castleford Tigers meeting Warrington Wolves in the day's other fixtures.

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats " who preserved their Super League place with victory over Bradford Bulls in the Million Pound Game " will contest Sunday's opening match against Catalans Dragons, before 2015 beaten semi-finalists Huddersfield Giants and St Helens go head-to-head.

The final match of the weekend will see a hotly contested derby between Hull FC and Hull KR.

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