The quarter-finals of the Rugby League World Cup have been and gone and they attracted a pretty impressive accumulative crowd.
In total, over 50,000 fans attended quarter-finals this weekend. Wigan Warriors’ DW Stadium was home to 23,179 as England vs Papua New Guinea set a new quarter-final attendance record.
The next best attended quarter-final was Tonga vs Samoa at Warrington Wolves’ Halliwell Jones Stadium with 12,674 fans.
Australia vs Lebanon at Huddersfield Giants’ John Smith’s Stadium had 8,206 fans watching whilst at Hull FC’s MKM Stadium there were 7,080 fans in attendance so all were above the average of 6,000 we’ve seen throughout the tournament.
England vs Papua New Guinea is the third highest attended match of the tournament after England vs Samoa in game one and England vs France as it beats out England vs Greece last week.
The England games are the top four whilst Tonga vs Samoa yesterday was the third highest attended game of the tournament outside of England games after Australia vs Fiji and New Zealand vs Ireland both of which were at Leeds Rhinos’ Headingley Stadium.
Australia vs Lebanon was the sixth best attended game of the tournament after Papua New Guinea vs Tonga at St Helens’ Totally Wicked Stadium and Tonga vs Cook Islands at the Riverside Stadium.
43,119 – England vs Samoa St James’ Park
10,409 – Tonga vs Papua New Guinea Totally Wicked Stadium
6,188 – Wales vs Cook Island Leigh Sports Village
10,276 – Australia vs Scotland Coventry Building Society Stadium
3,675 – Fiji vs Italy Kingston Park
23,648 – England vs France University of Bolton Stadium
6,829 – New Zealand vs Jamaica MKM Stadium
6,057 – Ireland vs Lebanon Leigh Sports Village
4,412 – Samoa vs Greece Eco-Power Stadium
7,752 – Tonga vs Wales Totally Wicked Stadium
6,752 – Papua New Guinea vs Cook Islands Halliwell Jones Stadium
14,044 – New Zealand vs Ireland Headingley Stadium
18,760 – England vs Greece Bramall Lane
6,736 – Fiji vs Scotland Kingston Park
5,586 – Australia vs Italy Totally Wicked Stadium
5,006 – Lebanon vs Jamaica Leigh Sports Village
8,342 – Tonga vs Cook Islands Riverside Stadium
6,756 – Samoa vs France Halliwell Jones Stadium
6,968 – Papua New Guinea vs Wales Eco-Power Stadium
8,206 – Australia vs Lebanon John Smith’s Stadium
23,179 – England vs Papua New Guinea DW Stadium
7,080 – New Zealand vs Fiji MKM Stadium
12,674 – Tonga vs Samoa Halliwell Jones Stadium