Brisbane Broncos’ captain Darius Boyd and backrower Matt Gillett, Gold Coast Titans halfback Ash Taylor and NRL legend and Fox League commentator Gorden Tallis came together this week to launch Magic Round on Fox League, on Foxtel.
For the first time in history, Magic Round will see all eight games of Round 9 of the NRL Telstra Premiership played at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium.
Fox League will cover all eight games live, ad-break free during play and in HD with five games to also be shown in 4K Ultra HD on Foxtel 4K (Ch 444).
Fox League will supersize its offering to fans for Magic Round with The Late Show with Matty Johns and The Sunday Night Show with Matty Johns both broadcasting live from Suncorp Stadium.
Fans will have the chance to get up close and personal with Fox League regulars Bryan Fletcher and Nathan Hindmarsh who will live in a see-through bubble tent at the Caxton St end of Suncorp Stadium for the duration of Magic Round.
To celebrate Magic Round, Boyd, Gillett, Taylor and Tallis took over the Queen St Mall in Brisbane for a special Fox League themed Magic Show with Brisbane based illusionist Joshua Norbido.
Speaking from the event, NRL Hall of Fame Inductee and Fox League commentator, Gorden Tallis said:
“Brisbane is absolutely buzzing for Magic Round.
“Rugby League fans in South East Queensland get the chance to see the Broncos and Titans 12 times a year, but to have every club in the NRL at Suncorp Stadium is massive.”
A star studded panel including Yvonne Sampson, Rugby League Immortal Mal Meninga and NRL premiership winners Matthew Johns and Mick Ennis will guide fans through a bumper edition of Super Saturday live from Suncorp Stadium from 2.30pm.
Magic Round continues on Sunday with Sampson joined at Suncorp Stadium by State of Origin legends, Corey Parker, Braith Anasta and Danny Buderus for a special edition of The Sunday Ticket at the earlier time of 1.00pm.
Round 9 Fox League schedule
• Gold Coast Titans v Cronulla Sharks @7.50pm
• Wests Tigers v Penrith Panthers* @6.00pm
• Manly Sea Eagles v Brisbane Broncos @8.05pm
• Canterbury Bulldogs v Newcastle Knights* @3.00pm
• New Zealand Warriors v St George Illawarra Dragons* @5.30pm
• Melbourne Storm v Parramatta Eels* @7.35pm
• Sydney Roosters v Canberra Raiders* @2.00pm
• South Sydney Rabbitohs v North Queensland Cowboys @4.05pm
*Also available in 4K Ultra HD