Magic from Magic: In stats

To conclude this week’s rewind of 13 years of the Magic Weekend, we take a look at the key facts and stats surrounding the Warriors at the annual event.

General facts 

  • The Magic Weekend started in 2007, featuring all 12 Super League clubs across two days at one venue
  • The Rugby League festival is usually played on the May Bank Holiday weekend, apart from in 2011 when the Magic Weekend was the opening round of the Super League season (Wigan drew 16-16 against St Helens at the Millennium Stadium)

General stats 

  • 13 games
  • 8 wins
  • 2 draws
  • 3 losses
  • 18 points (highest in Magic history)
  • Biggest win: 42-16 vs St Helens at the Etihad Stadium in 2012
  • Biggest margin: 32pts in a 40-8 win over Leeds at St. James’ Park in 2016

Wigan’s opponents

  • St Helens: 5 times – won 3, lost 2
  • Leeds: 4 times – won 4, lost 0
  • Warrington: 3 times – won 1, draw 1, lost 1
  • Huddersfield: 1 time – won 1
Liam Farrell scores a try and celebrates with Sam Tomkins in 2012 against St Helens.

Wigan’s Coaches

  • Shaun Wane: 7 games, won 6, draw 1
  • Michael Maguire: 2 games, won 1, drawn 1
  • Brian Noble: 3 games, won 1, lost 2
  • Adrian Lam: 1 game, lost 1
Wigan’s 2018 win over Warrington at St. James’ Park was Shaun Wane’s last Magic game as Warriors Head Coach.

Venues

  • Millennium Stadium, Cardiff: 3 times – draw 1, lost 2
  • Murrayfield, Edinburgh: 2 times – won 2
  • Etihad Stadium, Manchester: 3 times – won 3
  • St. James’ Park, Newcastle: 4 times – won 3, draw 1
  • Anfield, Liverpool: 1 time – lost 1

Wigan’s top try scorers

  • Sam Tomkins – 5
  • Liam Marshall – 4 (Marshall is the only Wigan player to score a Magic hat-trick – in a 24-24 draw against Warrington at St. James’ Park in 2017)
  • Joe Burgess/Willie Isa/George Williams/Josh Charnley/Pat Richards, George Carmont – 3

Did you know?

  • Referee Ben Thaler has been in charge of 4 Wigan Magic games (2010, 2012, 2014, 2017)
  • In 2016 when Wigan beat Leeds 40-8 at St. James’ Park, referee Robert Hicks had to be replaced by Joe Cobb in the 18th-minute after suffering an injury