Super League Attendances: Two outstanding crowds but three unable to reach 10K

This weekend has been full of huge games with Wigan Warriors laying down a marker at the top, Warrington Wolves claiming a crucial clash against Hull FC in the play-off race before a huge West Yorkshire derby between Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants.

In that game, Huddersfield all but ended Leeds’ play-off hopes with a 21-12 win.

The action though started on Friday night. On Sky Sports we saw a huge clash between Hull KR and Leigh Leopards in a Challenge Cup Final rematch.

Hull KR had lost to Leigh three times this season including in golden point at Wembley in heart breaking fashion.

This was a must win game for the Robins against the fourth place Leopards and they laid down a huge marker battering Leigh 52-10 with Ryan Hall, Mikey Lewis and Shaun Kenny-Dowall all starring.

Elsewhere, Super League and World Champions St Helens stormed to victory over Castleford Tigers.

They led 30-0 at halftime before going on to secure a 34-4 win over the Tigers who were much more competitive in the second half.

The defeat wasn’t as detrimental as Cas may have feared with Wakefield also beaten and nilled by Salford Red Devils as Ryan Brierley impressed for Paul Rowley’s side.

A huge weekend of action, did the attendances reflect that?

There were two five figure attendances as Hull FC recorded the best crowd of the week with 11,000 closely followed by Catalans who had a sellout crowd of 10,000 in Perpignan.

Hull KR had a strong crowd but continue to not disclose their attendances. Castleford had nearly 7,000 in attendance against St Helens whilst nearly 4,000 were at Salford.

Huddersfield registered their biggest crowd of the year but it was short of the 15,000 strong record they were chasing.

Salford Red Devils vs Wakefield Trinity
Attendance: 3,836

Castleford Tigers vs St Helens
Attendance: 6,868

Hull KR vs Leigh Leopards
Attendance: Undisclosed

Hull FC vs Warrington Wolves
Attendance: 11,624

Catalans Dragons vs Wigan Warriors
Attendance: 10,614

Huddersfield Giants vs Leeds Rhinos
Attendance: 6,621