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Super League Attendances: Four games record amazing crowds

Betfred Super League Round Three is now over and was another example of the amazing attendances being generated by Super League.

The opening weekend saw record attendances backed up by a sell out crowd for the World Club Challenge last week.

This week, four games notched five figure attendances many of which were around 15,000.

One game did only receive 5,000 fans but even that is a very solid attendance.

Attendances can be seen below:

St Helens vs Leigh Leopards – 13,028

Warrington Wolves vs Castleford Tigers – TBC

Wigan Warriors vs Huddersfield Giants – 15,337

Leeds Rhinos vs Catalans Dragons – 14,168

Salford Red Devils vs Hull KR – 5,036

Hull FC vs London Broncos – 10,062

Super League Round Three concludes

It was home wins across the board in Round 3, and this round kicked off with an action-packed Friday night, as there were three Betfred Super League games taking place.

Current table toppers St Helens played hosts to Leigh Leopards live on Sky Sports, where the Saints looked to embark on a trio of wins. There was little to separate the two sides in the first forty, with just one breakthrough try from Jack Welsby to give the home side a narrow 4-0 lead at the break.

The Leopards would hit back instantly through Zak Hardaker after half-time, who went crashing over to get his first try of the 2024 Super League season and Leigh on the scoreboard. But it wouldn’t be long before some beautiful Saints play unravelled, as Lewis Dodd scampered out of his side’s own half before breaking through the defensive line and finding team-mate Tommy Makinson on the inside – who raced away and went over under the sticks.

Over at DW Stadium, newly-crowned World Club Champions Wigan Warriors’ focus returned fully to the Betfred Super League on Friday, as they went head to head with Huddersfield Giants in their Round 3 match. The Warriors worked up an 18-4 lead heading into the break, but Ian Watson’s men persisted and on the 43rd minute acrobatic Adam Swift went flying in at the corner on the back of a ridiculous assist from centre Esan Marsters.

But within just one minute, the Warriors proved exactly why they are current Champions as they hit back through the reliable Liam Marshall, as the winger went over for his hat-trick and further extended their lead. Two late tries in the second-half would then go on to seal a strong 30-10 win for Wigan on home soil, as they also remain unbeaten this year.

Friday’s third game then saw Warrington Wolves go back-to-back against Craig Lingard’s Castleford Tigers. Sam Burgess’ side came into Round 3 searching for the second win of the season, whereas the Tigers were very much in need of their first two points.

Two of Super League’s entertainers then faced each other in Saturday’s evening match, as Hull KR travelled to the Salford Stadium seeking the chance to make it three from three. But Salford Red Devils, who were buzzing on the back of their first victory in Round 2, proved they can be a competitive side in Super League as they sealed an impressive and well-deserved 17-10 win.

Round 3 then came to a close in Sunday’s sixth and final game of the weekend when Hull FC hosted London Broncos in a nervy encounter at the MKM Stadium. Both sides came into this match still winless after the first two rounds and were both searching for the two points.

The Broncos were just a minute away from earning their first victory back in the Betfred Super League but had their hearts broken by a last-gasp Morgan Smith try for Hull FC – the score-line 28-24.

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