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Super League Attendances: No game hits 10,000 mark

Round One of Super League broke records for overall attendance and now the figures for Round Two have been confirmed too.

The action began on Thursday night as always and for the second week in a row Hull KR were playing. They had opened the season up with a 22-0 win over rivals Hull FC and had Leeds Rhinos in their way for their first home game of the season.

A packed-out Craven Park saw the Robins run out as 22-12 winners thanks to tries from Jesse Sue, Ryan Hall and Peta Hiku as Willie Peters’ side managed the conditions better and edged out the win.

Friday saw Super League return to the capital where London Broncos welcomed Catalans Dragons and in front of a 5,000-strong crowd the home side were whitewashed 34-0.

New signings Tariq Sims and Theo Fages both scored braces as Steve McNamara’s men cruised to the win, and London’s aggregate score after two games moved to 74-4.

Elsewhere there was controversy as Hull FC lost to Warrington Wolves but the decision to send off Nu Brown when the scores were level has stunned the rugby league world.

Unfortunately for FC they went on to be outscored 30-4 after going down to 12 men, losing by a heavy margin for a second week in a row.

St Helens then whitewashed Huddersfield by a score of 28-0 on Saturday before Salford and Castleford played in the most closest game of the week, one that the Red Devils just edged to get off the mark.

Paul Rowley’s side managed to cling on to win 26-22 despite a late surge from Craig Lingard’s men at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Betfred Super League Round Two Attendances

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Thursday 22nd February

Hull KR vs Leeds Rhinos – The Robins don’t release their weekly attendance figures but instead confirm information tri-monthly. They did report that it was their third sell-out in a row, suggesting that a crowd of 9,000 or more were in attendance. (9,305 vs Leigh in the play-offs and 9,848 vs Salford in R26 last year)

Friday 23rd February

London Broncos vs Catalans Dragons – 5,102

Warrington Wolves vs Hull FC – 9,431

Saturday 24th February

Huddersfield Giants vs St Helens – 6,812

Sunday 25th February

4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Rotherham Rhino

    February 26, 2024 at 2:37 pm

    All clubs should be made to publish their attendances. It forms part of the IMG criteria and clubs should be open and transparent about the numbers they attract

    • Far North

      February 26, 2024 at 2:58 pm

      Am in complete agreement and if they don’t they should be fined, the penalty increasing each time there is a subsequent failure to promptly provide an official attendance figure. This stipulation should apply in all divisions not just Super League. P.S. The article’s headline should have included a qualification e.g. No SL attendance likely to have reached 10,000.

      • Seventies red

        February 26, 2024 at 5:29 pm

        Rubbish! What is the fascination about attendances? Knowing the attendances at games makes no difference whatsoever to the product on the pitch. The only reason for clubs to release their attendance figures might be for bragging purposes. It should be up to the clubs whether they publish weekly attendance figures. Incidentally Hull Kr do release their figures once a month. So what’s the problem?

        • Far North

          February 27, 2024 at 10:04 am

          Sites like this one obviously think it’s an important matter otherwise they wouldn’t include posts on the subject. And wasn’t the RFL beating its chest about the record opening Super League round aggregate attendance figure just over a week ago?
          As for crowd numbers affecting performance on the pitch, maybe not in many circumstances but sometimes players have commented about getting an extra buzz playing in a packed stadium, implying they get an real lift from the atmosphere created.
          Most magnanimous of Hull KR to release figures once a month ( I thought it was quarterly ). If they can do that, then what’s the problem with announcing them after every game? Or do they employ someone who is slow at counting?

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