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.