Newcastle pulls in big crowds for Magic Weekend

Thousands flocked to Newcastle for the Magic Weekend Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees

Close to seventy thousand rugby league fans came to Newcastle this weekend, as the city hosted the Super League's Magic Weekend for the second time.

Huge crowds flocked to St James' Park to see all twelve teams compete over Saturday and Sunday.

There are already hopes that the event can return to Tyneside next year.

It is estimated that the extra visitors will provide a boost of up to five million pounds for Newcastle's traders.