The 2022 Super League season all comes down to this next weekend.
After a rip-roaring encounter at the DW Stadium on Friday night and a highly entertaining clash at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Saturday, we now have our finalists.
The semi-finals kicked off on Friday night when Leeds Rhinos travelled to the DW Stadium to take on the Wigan Warriors in one of the most highly anticipated clashes of the year.
Wind the clock forward to Saturday lunchtime and the stage was set for a cracker at the Totally Wicked Stadium as Salford Red Devils travelled to St Helens only to be narrowly beaten.
Now, Serious About Rugby League can reveal the two attendances from those semi-finals.
Wigan Warriors vs Leeds Rhinos
12,777 at the DW Stadium on Friday night
St Helens vs Salford Red Devils
12,357 at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Saturday afternoon
In comparison to St Helens’ home semi-final against Leeds at the Totally Wicked Stadium this time last year, the Saints attendance was down almost 3,000 overall – that despite Salford bringing over 3,000 fans during this Saturday’s clash.
As for Wigan, they posted two impressive attendances in their last two home games, with a fan initiative seeing 14,493 turn out against Toulouse, while their previous game saw a crowd of 19,210 against arch-rivals St Helens – so the 12,777 against Leeds on Friday night was perhaps slightly underwhelming.
That being said, a total of just over 25,000 across both semi-finals was not a bad turn out, with Leeds and St Helens fans now set to flock to Old Trafford in their thousands ahead of Saturday’s Grand Final.