Challenge Cup final and semi-finals attendances: Wigan Warriors, St Helens, Huddersfield Giants, Hull KR and Leeds Rhinos fans flock to Elland Road

It was Challenge Cup semi-final and final weekend at Elland Road.

With Leeds Rhinos Women and St Helens Women turning up a thriller in the opening game at lunchtime, it was time for Wigan Warriors and St Helens to do battle.

What a phenomenal game it turned out to be with Wigan eventually running out 20-18 winners, initially blowing Saints away in the first-half with a 14-0 lead.

Saints came back to hit the front at 18-14, but Liam Marshall’s runaway try settled proceedings.

Then it was up to Huddersfield Giants to serve a battering on Hull KR who only survived being nilled minutes from the end in a 25-4 drubbing.

Josh Jones and Innes Senior had ensured the Giants led 12-0 at the break before further tries from Jermaine McGillvary and Owen Trout made sure of the win.

Shaun Kenny-Dowall did respond for KR with minutes to go, but the day firmly belonged to Huddersfield.

First up saw 5,888 flock into Elland Road to watch St Helens eke a well-deserved victory out against Leeds with the likes of Jodie Cunningham getting over the line to make sure of the triumph.

That 5,888 was a record for a women’s rugby league game in the UK, but across all three games, there was a crowd of 22,141.

Hull KR took the most fans with over 6,000 flocking from East Yorkshire to, unfortunately, watch a stagnant performance from their side.

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Roland Orzabal
Roland Orzabal
1 month ago

garbage crowd