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Ryan Taylor wants to show ‘softer’ teammates what the ‘real men’ do

8 years ago

Newcastle United’s Ryan Taylor says that he wants to show his softer teammates what the ‘real men’ of the sporting world do.

It turns out Taylor is a big fan of Rugby League and can’t wait for the ‘Magic Weekend’ that is taking place at St.James’ Park next May.

To help spread interest in the sport, this Round 16 of regular season fixtures will see all the Super League clubs appear on Tyneside over the last weekend in May.

Previously hosted in Cardiff and Edinburgh, the last three years have see Man City staging the event but due to stadium development, Newcastle United have stepped in as the latest hosts.

Ryan Taylor;

“I used to go to watch St.Helens, although I did play for Wigan my team was St.Helens.”

“I used to go to Knowsley Road on a Friday and gear me up for the game on the Saturday.

A man’s sport;

“It is just completely different from our game, it is a man’s sport.

“I would like to think some of them (NUFC teammates) will go (to Magic Weekend matches), maybe not the softer lads – but they in particular need to come and watch what the real men of the sporting world do!”

Obviously Ryan Taylor himself has shown he is a bit of a ‘man’ himself in the way he has battled back so admirably from his injury nightmare, let’s hope we all see him back on the pitch sometime soon after going off injured against QPR.

Whatever you think of Rugby League it is great to see St.James’ Park featured and promoted, as well as our great City welcoming thousands of extra visitors. A valuable extra shot in the arm for many local businesses.

The schedule is as follows.

Saturday 30 May

2.30pm Salford v Widnes

4.45pm Hull KR v Hull FC

7pm Wigan v Leeds

Sunday 31 May

1pm Catalan Dragons v Huddersfield

3.15pm St.Helens v Warrington

5.30pm Castleford v Wakefield


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