Samoa vs Greece records improved attendance

In the second game of the World Cup to be held in Doncaster at the Eco-Power Stadium, Samoa took on Greece.

Samoa were coming into the game after a shock thumping loss to England as they conceded 10 tries in a 60-6 defeat which had many questioning their title credentials.

Samoa however bounced back with a 13-try win over Greece yesterday in Doncaster as they claimed a 72-4 win as Super League stars triumphed.

Salford Red Devils’ Tim Lafai got a try and an assist as Hull FC’s Ligi Sao played his hand in two tries.

Departing Huddersfield Giants hooker Danny Levi crossed for a brace whilst ex-Warrington Wolves man Billy Magoulias played his role for Greece as they scored the try of the game through South Sydney Rabbitohs’ Lachlan Ilias.

But how many fans were in attendance for the clash?

Well it was an improvement on the last game held at the Eco-Power Stadium between France and Greece.

That attracted 4,000 fans whilst this one was up by 412 to 4,412 supporters.

It is slightly below average compared to the other attendances which average around 6,000 fans as with Lebanon vs Ireland at Leigh yesterday and New Zealand vs Jamaica on Saturday.

England have played in front of a combined total of 66,000 fans so far whilst Australia’s two games have both attracted over 10,000 fans the first of which was at Leeds Rhinos’ Headingley Stadium whilst the second was played in Coventry.

The only other game to do so was Tonga vs Papua New Guinea at St Helens’ Totally Wicked Stadium.

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