Super League Attendances: Amazing crowds as only two games don’t reach 10K

What an Easter of rugby league we have had.

It all started on Thursday when Castleford Tigers hosted rivals Wakefield Trinity as the bottom two collided with just one win between them before the game.

The Tigers narrowly defeated the winless Wakefield to get the Easter weekend and the day after things got even better as we saw huge crowds in the Hull derby and the battle between Wigan Warriors and St Helens.

Hull KR ploughed through their biggest rivals in a 40-0 win at Hull FC’s expense before Wigan edged St Helens in an absolute classic.

Then in the sunshine, Leigh Leopards and Salford Red Devils produced an exciting clash with some great tries from both sides but the Red Devils had just a bit more.

Straight after it was over in France as the top two going into the weekend met in a thrilling affair when a Gil Dudson red card gave the league leaders Warrington Wolves some huge adversity to overcome against the Catalans Dragons but they did that with Josh Thewlis scoring the winner.

The action concluded with another close affair at Headingley when for the eighth time in the last 12 meetings between Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants the two were separated by less than a try as Leeds battled back from 12-0 down to win 18-17.

This was in front of a strong 13,000 crowd which is often up there for the biggest crowd of the weekend but with nearly 21,000 in Hull and a huge 24,275 at Wigan which was the biggest crowd there since 2005 it doesn’t force its way to the top.

However, Headingley was also the home of a new record for a Women’s Super League match of 5,308 on Sunday as Leeds played York.

All in all it was a record breaking weekend for Super League as 83,357 fans watched a game over Rivals Round which breaks the record for an aggregate attendance for a single round by 4000.

Here is every attendance:

Castleford Tigers vs Wakefield Trinity
Attendance: 8,075

Hull FC vs Hull KR
Attendance: 20,985

Wigan Warriors vs St Helens
Attendance: 24,275

Leigh Leopards vs Salford Red Devils
Attendance: 6,002

Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
Attendance: 10,786

Leeds Rhinos vs Huddersfield Giants
Attendance: 13,234

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