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The NRL Magic Round will return to Brisbane in 2024 with eight Telstra Premiership games set to light up Suncorp Stadium for a festival of football like no other. 

The weekend will again see 16 NRL teams descend on Queensland's home of rugby league over an action-packed weekend of footy which will see a host of pivotal match-ups across the Round 11 fixture.

And this year there will be even more action for pundits with the first match of the women's new three-game State of Origin series kicking off the weekend on Thursday night.

At a time when the competition is edging closer to the halfway point, the NRL ladder is taking shape and players are pressing for Origin selection, expect a weekend of upsets and nail biters on the hallowed turf of Suncorp Stadium.

2024 Magic Round Draw

Thursday, May 16 at Suncorp Stadium

  • 7.45pm – Queensland Maroons v New South Wales Sky Blues 

Friday, May 17 at Suncorp Stadium

  • 6.00pm – Raiders v Bulldogs
  • 8.05pm – Sea Eagles v Broncos

Saturday, May 18 at Suncorp Stadium

  • 3.00pm – Titans v Knights
  • 5.30pm – Sharks v Roosters
  • 7.45pm – Rabbitohs v Cowboys

Sunday, May 19 at Suncorp Stadium

  • 1.50pm – Warriors v Panthers
  • 4.00pm – Storm v Eels
  • 6.25pm – Wests Tigers v Dolphins

The 2024 NRL and NRLW draws explained

History of Magic Round

Magic Round is a concept unique to rugby league that begun in the Super League in 2007 when all 12 teams played at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

In 2019, the NRL Magic Round weekend was introduced with the support of the Queensland Government, Tourism and Events Queensland and Brisbane Marketing.

The overall attendance for the 2019 Magic Round was 134,677 across four days and after being cancelled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 global pandemic the weekend has grown bigger and better over the last three years, with almost 150,000 fans turning out over three days in 2023.

Acknowledgement of Country

Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs respect and honour the Darug and Eora nations, who are the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay our respects to their Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on the lands we meet, gather and play on.