It’s the biggest weekend in Australian Rugby League, and it’s all at the Suncorp Stadium. This year is only the second time the NRL Magic Round has been played, and Brisbane are the proud hosts once again. Rugby fans missed out last year due to covid restrictions so the excitement for this year’s round will be second to none. All of the biggest names and the toughest teams gather in one place, giving every fan the chance to see the greats and take part in the atmosphere and action.
Here’s everything you need to know about the NRL magic round, how to get there, and what to do in Brisbane during your visit.
Hosting the NRL Magic Round
All 16 teams will head to Brisbane again this year to face off over a massive eight matches. Held across three days, from Friday 14th of May until Sunday the 16th, the Magic Round this year takes place during round 10 of the Rugby League season. Brisbane plays host to all eight games, which will be played at Suncorp Stadium.
The competition comes with even more excitement, as last year’s event was cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions. The long-anticipated event is sure to live up to expectations, with drama and action-packed clashes as the teams compete to secure their place on the ladder. Tickets and hospitality packages are still available.
Friday May 14 at Suncorp Stadium
Wests Tigers v Knights, 6pm
Sea Eagles v Broncos, 8.05pm
Saturday May 15 at Suncorp Stadium
Bulldogs v Raiders, 3pm
Sharks v Rabbitohs, 5.30pm
Roosters v Cowboys, 7.45pm
Sunday May 16 at Suncorp Stadium
Warriors v Eels, 1.50pm
Storm v Dragons, 4.05pm
Titans v Panthers, 6.25pm
With Airtain, you will arrive quickly and comfortably from the airport to Brisbane City in 20 minutes. You can disembark at your chosen city station – Airtrain runs express from the airport, but stops at Fortitude Valley, Central, Roma Street, and South Brisbane stations.
If you’re heading straight to the stadium, you can head directly to Roma Street station on the Airtrain and take a short stroll to Suncorp. There are also plenty of buses if you don’t fancy the walk – just check out Translink’s Journey Planner to work out the best way to arrive.
After your Airtrain journey, any further public transport is included free with your NRL ticket – just show your ticket when prompted by rail and bus staff. Be sure to travel within four hours of the game’s kick off, and 4 hours after the final whistle for this deal to apply.
While you’re in Brisbane, short term visitors should check out the go seeQ card, which allows you unlimited travel for 3 or 5 consecutive days on buses, trains, ferries, and trams. It also includes 2 Airtrain journeys to/from the Brisbane Airport.
For longer stays, travel like the locals with a go card – just touch on at your station of departure and touch off when you arrive at your destination.
What to Do
Brisbane is a fantastic city with plenty to see and do. If you’re in town for the footy and have some time to spare, why not check out Airtrain’s suggestions for some memorable ways to spend your time.
Airtrain can get you from the airport to the city in just 20 minutes. From there, all that’s left is to choose which of the unforgettable sights and experiences you’ll explore during your time in the city.
Join the Magic with Airtrain
Brisbane is honoured to host the Round 10 NRL Magic Round at our very own Suncorp Stadium. With so many things to see and do, visitors and locals won’t lack for fun and adventures to fill the time between the exciting matches for this year’s Magic Round.
At Airtrain, we’re proud to partner with you to get you where you need to go. From your arrival at Brisbane Airport until you reach your destination, we’re committed to offering safe, reliable, comfortable travel that gets you where you need to go – on time, every time.