Magic Weekend competition: Your chance to be Rhinos’ mascot at Magic Weekend

Castleford v Leeds at last year's Magic Weekend at St James' Park, Newcastle. PIC: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com
Castleford v Leeds at last year's Magic Weekend at St James' Park, Newcastle. PIC: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com
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THE YORKSHIRE Evening Post has teamed up with the Rugby Football League to offer one youngster the chance to be a mascot for Leeds Rhinos when they face Castleford Tigers at the Dacia Magic Weekend next month.

Rhinos will take on their arch rivals in the final game of the opening day, Saturday, May 19, at Newcastle’s St James’ Park. The winner will also receive four weekend reserved tickets, worth more than £200.

Castleford's Luke Gale and Paul McShane sandwich Brett Ferres, of Leeds Rhinos, at last year's Magic Weekend. PIC: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Castleford's Luke Gale and Paul McShane sandwich Brett Ferres, of Leeds Rhinos, at last year's Magic Weekend. PIC: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

The prize is open to children aged from seven to nine.

The RFL will provide a t-shirt to be worn on the day, but the winner will need his or her own shorts, socks and boots.

The Dacia Magic Weekend is one of the highlights of the Betfred Super League calendar and will begin for the first time with a Championship clash when Toronto Wolfpack face Toulouse Olympique (12.45pm). Other fixtures on day one are: Widnes Vikings v St Helens (3pm), Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves (5.15pm) and Rhinos v Tigers at 7.30pm.

The following day, Salford Red Devils face Catalans Dragons (1pm), Wakefield Trinity play Huddersfield Giants (3.15pm) and the event closes with a clash between Hull and Hull KR (5.30pm).

To stand a chance of your child being one of Rhinos’ mascots against Tigers, simply answer the following question: Who is Leeds Rhinos’ captain?

Email your answer to yepsportcompetitions@ypn.co.uk (entering Magic Weekend Comp as the email subject), or on the back of a postcard to Magic Weekend Competition, Sports Desk, Yorkshire Evening Post, No 1 Leeds, 26 Whitehall Road, Leeds, LS12 1BE.

Please include your name, address and a daytime telephone number. The closing date for entries is 10am on Monday. The winner will be the first correct entry drawn at random after the closing date. Normal YEP competition rules and regulations apply, a copy of which is available from our promotions and publicity department. To find out how we may use your contact details, please refer to the data protection information in the public notices section of today’s paper.

l Tickets for the Dacia Magic Weekend are available from £25 and can be purchased by visiting rugby-league.com/tickets or by calling the Rugby League ticket hotline on 0844 856 1113 (calls cost 7p plus your network connection).