Super League Attendances: Two huge crowds but others short of 10K

It has been a huge weekend of action as Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors met on Saturday and Warrington Wolves travelled over to Salford Red Devils on Sunday in two huge games in the play off race with Salford keeping their hopes alive.

Most of the action took place on Friday however with Hull FC beaten by a Castleford Tigers side who took a massive step towards safety as Wakefield Trinity were beaten by Catalans Dragons.

Meanwhile, Hull KR beat Huddersfield Giants ending their hopes of the play offs whilst leigh Leopards tested St Helens.

The action started at Belle Vue where a valiant Wakefield fell 18-0 down. Though they finished with a flourish, they went on to suffer defeat 18-10.

Elsewhere on Friday night, Castleford Tigers stormed to victory over Hull FC helped by a drop goal and a brilliant brace of tries from the young Jason Qareqare.

A defeat for Hull FC but their rivals Hull KR further cemented their play off spot as they defeated Huddersfield Giants to end their own play off hopes.

But the main event on Friday night was indeed the clash between Leigh Leopards and St Helens which was one of the games of the season and showed that both of them can compete when it comes to the end of the season.

Saturday though saw the big game but it was something of a squash match as Wigan Warriors ran in nine tries against Leeds Rhinos with Jake Wardle scoring a hat trick to humiliate the Rhinos and hand them one of their worst ever defeats.

Lastly on Sunday, Warrington were beaten in golden point extra time.

But did the attendances reflect the size of the action? Well Saints and Leeds recorded huge five figure attendances but the rest fell shy of that mark with Wakefield still undergoing redevelopment.

Castleford were also shy of 10K but were only just short of 8,000.

Wakefield Trinity vs Catalans Dragons
Attendance: TBC

St Helens vs Leigh Leopards
Attendance: 13,428

Castleford Tigers vs Hull FC
Attendance: 7,947

Huddersfield Giants vs Hull KR
Attendance: TBC

Leeds Rhinos vs Wigan Warriors
Attendance: 12,861

Salford Red Devils vs Warrington Wolves