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Super League Attendances: Three amazing crowds but one below 5,000

As we head into a week off due to England’s meeting with France on Saturday, Round 10 of the Betfred Super League has concluded.

It started with a huge game as Super League and World Champions St Helens hosted the League Leaders Warrington Wolves.

A brilliant start from the Saints left them 16-0 ahead before a Warrington onslaught hit them. Some how the Saints were able to restrict the Wolves to just six points and in the second half tries from Jon Bennison and Tee Ritson killed off the threat.

On Friday night Hull KR weren’t at their best but tries from Corey Hall and Matt Parcell were enough to down a gutsy Castleford Tigers side in Andy Last’s first game in charge as permanent head coach.

Elsewhere on Friday night, Leeds Rhinos were blown away by Leigh Leopards in the first 20 minutes as Leigh took a 16-0 lead. That did the damage in a 20-6 win.

On Sunday, Salford Red Devils and Catalans Dragons served up a thrilling affair which looked to be heading to golden point when Adam Keighran scored late however he missed the attempt to level matters with the boot.

Wigan Warriors went top of the league with a 22-6 win over Wakefield Trinity with the damage done in the first half. Trinity remain winless.

Hull FC now have six points between them and Trinity at the bottom as they snapped a seven game losing streak to shock Huddersfield Giants as Liam Sutcliffe and Jake Clifford starred.

In terms of attendances this weekend, there was an impressive nearly 15,000 crowd as you’d expect for the huge clash between Saints and Warrington.

Meanwhile, the Friday night games easily exceeded the 5,000 marker with the Tigers just over 7K and Leigh just beneath.

On Sunday, Hull FC had 10,000 in the crowd despite their recent form in a true testament to their supporters.

Salford sadly were below 4,000 against Catalans. Of course it is hard when there are no away fans as is the case when Catalans are in town. Furthermore, it seems that frequently the Red Devils play at the same time as Manchester United which doesn’t help.

Ultimately, this brilliant Salford side are a club on the up but certainly deserve more fans at games. Hopefully that will start to change especially when the football season ends.

Wigan had a brilliant attendance of over 12,000.

St Helens vs Warrington Wolves
Attendance: 14,866

Castleford Tigers vs Hull KR
Attendance: 7,110

Leigh Leopards vs Leeds Rhinos
Attendance: 6,686

Salford Red Devils vs Catalans Dragons
Attendance: 3,974

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  1. James

    April 23, 2023 at 6:15 pm

    What purpose does an article like this serve?

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