New Zealand 24-18 Fiji records strong attendance at Hull FC’s MKM Stadium

New Zealand set up a huge semi-final clash with Australia next weekend at Elland Road but it was hard work for the Kiwis against a Fiji side determined to conjure up another upset as they did in the quarter finals of the 2017 World Cup.

The Kiwis trailed 18-6 in the second half after some brilliance from Huddersfield Giants bound and former St Helens star Kevin Naiqama. But were able to claw back and led 20-18 going into the final few minutes before star of the game Jordan Rapana crossed for a try that would see New Zealand claim a 24-18 win at the MKM Stadium.

This came after Papua New Guinea and Brazil had met in the first Women’s International at the stadium as history was made.

But how many fans were in attendance at Hull FC’s Stadium for this fantastic double header?

A total of 7,080 fans were in Hull last night which is above the tournament average of around 6,000.

It sits behind the quarter final between Australia and Lebanon in Huddersfield which attracted 8,000 fans as well as group games at the Riverside, the Totally Wicked Stadium and two games at Leeds Rhinos’ Headingley with Australia vs Fiji attracting 13,000 and New Zealand vs Ireland having a crowd of 14,000.

Of course, the England games lead the way and yesterday’s attendance at Wigan Warriors’ DW Stadium of 23,000 was a new record for a quarter final.

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28 days ago

No way was there 23k at Wigan probably not even 20k