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Sky presenter says derby crowd “is the quietest I can remember”

It is Rivals Round and the weekend where you expect the best atmospheres.

But according to Sky Sports’ Jenna Brooks, one derby over the Easter Weekend was quieter than normal.

That was at the Jungle on Thursday night where the nerves of the game between the bottom two in her opinion stopped the Jungle from sparking the “usual party atmosphere.”

She said on Sky: “There are over 8,000 in here at the Jungle but it is the quietest crowd here I can remember.

“It is not your usual party atmosphere here, that’s for sure.

“There is a sense of perhaps nerves in the air. We know how big this game is in the context of the season.

“Two big points on the line that is for sure.

“For the first time I can remember it was quiet despite the 8,000 fans you could sense the nervousness and both teams knew they had to win this.

“It was a massive two points.

“It has been an anxious atmosphere around the Jungle tonight.”

It has been a brilliant weekend so far for attendances.

Yesterday, over 20,000 fans watched the Hull derby making it the highest attendances for a Hull FC match at home since 2009.

Meanwhile, the attendance at Wigan Warriors’ clash with St Helens was a huge 24,275 which is the highest since the same fixture in 2005.

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