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Super League Attendances: 14-year high for one club while fans honour Rob Burrow

Super League attendances - St Helens fans at the Twickenham Stoop and Rob Burrow tributes

The Super League attendance figures for Round Fourteen have been confirmed and there have been plenty of impressive crowds, including one that marks a 14-year high for one side.

Returning from the Challenge Cup, Friday night saw both finalists play and to differing results with champions Wigan picking up where they left off as they secured another two points in Super League.

Matt Peet’s side overcame a scare to beat Castleford Tigers 10-8 with Liam Marshall’s brace proving the difference whereas for Warrington, it was Marc Sneyd who put them to the sword as he scored 13 points in Salford’s 25-14 win.

Hull KR beat Huddersfield Giants in the other Friday night game as Ryan Hall scored his 247th and 248th Super League tries to overtake former teammate Danny McGuire as the all-time leading scorer in the competition.

Hall’s two tries came in the final ten minutes well after the game was won for Hull KR as they ran out 32-6 victors, a scoreline that Ian Watson claimed wasn’t reflective of the game.

Saturday saw Hull FC snap their losing streak and pile the pressure on Rohan Smith with an 18-10 win before Leigh Leopards upset the odds to beat Catalans Dragons in Perpignan,

Leigh won 10-2 as they completed the double over Steve McNamara’s side, limiting Les Dracs to just four points across their two meetings this season.

The final game of the round saw St Helens dispatch London Broncos 52-6 with a Daryl Clark hattrick and a Waqa Blake brace helping put Paul Wellens’ side back atop Super League. That game was one of those to see a much-improved attendance figure too but what were the best Super League attendance numbers this round?

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Super League Attendance: London Broncos register highest crowd since 2010

Super League Attendance

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The Super League attendance figures were impressive all across the competition but for London Broncos, they drew their highest home attendance since 2010 as 5,238 fans turned up at The Stoop.

That was boosted by a whopping 1,200 St Helens fans but the Red Vee weren’t the only club to travel in good numbers with Leigh Leopards having taken a record number of fans to Perpignan, with a reported 1,500 Leythers in the South of France.

An official Super League attendance for that game hasn’t been disclosed but Catalans had taken the measure of stopping the sale of tickets to Leigh fans with the Stade Gilbert Brutus expected to be packed out.

Another ground that was a home sellout was Craven Park with Hull KR continuing to be well-supported, registering a tenth straight home sellout. The Robins don’t disclose attendances until their three-monthly reports though.

Over in the West side of Hull, 12,166 turned up at the MKM Stadium to see FC win their first game since early March and pay tribute to Rob Burrow. Meanwhile, there was also an impressive crowd of 9,257 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium to watch Warrington Wolves and Salford.

The Jungle saw 6,965 turn up to watch Wigan edge Craig Lingard’s side meaning the total for the four confirmed Super League attendance figures was 33,626.

With expected crowds of 8,000 and 10,000 plus at Hull and Catalans respectively, it makes for a very strong round for crowd figures.

Hull KR 32-6 Huddersfield Giants – TBA – Home sellout
Castleford Tigers 8-10 Wigan Warriors – 6,965
Warrington Wolves 14-25 Salford Red Devils – 9,257
Hull FC 18-10 Leeds Rhinos – 12,166
Catalans Dragons 2-10 Leigh Leopards – TBA
London Broncos 6-52 St Helens – 5,238

Attendances sourced from Rugby League Project

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