It’s been a long 14 months without supporters. Super League has persisted and still been the great game we all love. But without supporters something is missing. Something isn’t quite right.
But come tomorrow that’s all about to change as we welcome supporters back for the first time since March 2020. Only 4000 fans will be allowed in to a game which might seem small but it’s a gigantic step to getting things back to normal.
So, as we get ready for the return of fans, let’s contemplate which three teams will benefit the most from their return.
Leeds aren’t having the best season with just two league wins to their name. Yes, they’ve had injuries but even some of their available stars haven’t found the form they’re capable of. The Rhinos are desperate for a bit of a boost to get their play-off hopes back up and running and a Southstand in full voice might be the perfect lift and allow the 8 time Super League Champions to get over their injury setbacks.
The Centurions have produced a valiant effort so far this season but still await their first win since returning to Super League. Having thousands of Leigh fans willing their team on may be the final push they need to claim their first two points of the season and make a serious push for survival.
Saints played in the final game with supporters last year as they lost to Castleford. That punctuated a tough start to 2020 for St Helens. 2021, although flawless in terms of results, has been equally slow to get going in terms of performance. But the return of fans could change that and give them a much needed boost as they go in search of a third Super League crown in a row.