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Super League Attendance: Two massive crowds as three games see 10,000 plus attend

The Super League attendance figures for Round 15 have been confirmed with the competition seeing a major boost across all six games but two games specifically stand out for monster crowds.

Round 15 marked the last game before the international break in which France will host England and fans of Super League turned up to ensure some huge attendance figures with three games surpassing the five-figure mark of 10,000.

Two of those came on Friday night as a whopping 17,535 turned up at Headingley for an emotional night where the life of Rob Burrow was celebrated, meanwhile, a large crowd was present at The Brick Community Stadium for Wigan Warriors who thumped London Broncos.

Matt Peet’s side won by a score of 36-0 but more importantly introduced the talent that is Jack Farrimond to the Super League stage with the half-back putting in a Man of the Match display as he ran the show and carved the Broncos apart.

The action at Headingley saw Brodie Croft do similar with the Leeds Rhinos number six taking inspiration from their former number seven as he claimed that he felt “someone was with me” when he charged 80 metres downfield to score the second of his two tries in an 18-10 victory.

Prior to those games, Hull KR defeated Castleford Tigers at The Jungle courtesy of a Jez Litten drop goal late on with the Robins edging a narrow 13-12 victory against a spirited Cas side who have now lost two games on the bounce to contenders Wigan and KR by a combined three points.

Onto Hull KR’s neighbours in Hull FC who fought grittily but fell 24-18 to Warrington Wolves in a game that saw fans questioning a decision by referee Ben Thaler not to award a knock on that in turn saw Warrington score the matchwinner on the next set of six.

Saturday’s other game saw Catalans coasting 22-0 at half time but surviving a second-half fightback from Huddersfield as they clung on 22-18 in a game that has piled more pressure on Ian Watson. The Dragons have seen Salford Red Devils re-open their two-point lead in Super League as the Red Devils beat St Helens 20-18 on Sunday in a thrilling game.

There was plenty of incredible rugby on show and thankfully it was witnessed by lots of fans as the Super League attendance figures for Round 15 have been confirmed.

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Round 15 Super League Attendance: Over 50,000 turn out for six games

Super League Attendance

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The total combined Super League attendance for the round was 54,573 meaning an average attendance of over 9,000 at each ground, albeit almost 32,000 of those fans were at Wigan and Leeds on Friday night.

Leeds’ crowd of 17,535 was their largest Super League attendance of the season and rightly so as fans observed the tributes to Rob Burrow with immaculate respect. The game saw testimonies from former players and even his father Geoff who spoke with class and raw emotion as he honoured his beloved son.

The other game to surpass 10,000 was at the MKM Stadium on Saturday whilst the crowds at Castleford (7,897) and Catalans (8,254) were also impressive. Salford’s home game against St Helens also saw them break the 5,000 mark with Saints travelling support helping them to a crowd of 5,724.

Super League Attendance Figures Round 15

Castleford Tigers 12-13 Hull KR – 7,897
Leeds Rhinos 18-10 Leigh Leopards – 17,535
Wigan Warriors 36-0 London Broncos – 14,280
Hull FC Warrington 18-24 Wolves – 10,083
Catalans Dragons 22-18 Huddersfield Giants – 8,254
Salford Red Devils 20-18 St Helens – 5,724

Total Attendance: 54,573
Average Attendance: 9,095

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