Record-Breaking Rugby League Attendance Highlights Super League Round Fourteen

Rugby League Results: Impressive Crowds and Historic Attendance Figures in Super League Round Fourteen

The latest round of Super League fixtures saw a host of impressive attendance figures, including a 14-year high for one club. Returning from the Challenge Cup break, Friday night’s action featured the cup finalists with contrasting results.

Wigan Warriors, the reigning champions, continued their strong Super League form, overcoming a scare to defeat Castleford Tigers 10-8. Liam Marshall’s brace proved decisive for Matt Peet’s side. However, it was Salford Red Devils’ Marc Sneyd who shone, scoring 13 points in their 25-14 victory over Warrington Wolves.

Elsewhere on Friday, Hull KR beat Huddersfield Giants 32-6, with Ryan Hall’s two tries late in the game seeing him overtake former teammate Danny McGuire as the all-time leading try-scorer in Super League.

Saturday’s fixtures saw Hull FC snap their losing streak, beating Leeds Rhinos 18-10, while Leigh Leopards upset the odds, defeating Catalans Dragons 10-2 in Perpignan to complete the double over Steve McNamara’s side.

The round concluded with St Helens dispatching London Broncos 52-6, a game that saw the home side register their highest attendance since 2010, with 5,238 fans in attendance, including a strong contingent of 1,200 travelling Saints supporters.

“The total confirmed attendance for the four Super League fixtures with known figures was 33,626, with expected crowds of over 8,000 at the MKM Stadium and 10,000 at the Stade Gilbert Brutus, making it a very successful round for rugby league crowds.”

Other notable attendance figures included a record number of Leigh fans travelling to the South of France, with an estimated 1,500 Leythers in the Stade Gilbert Brutus. Hull KR also continued their strong home support, registering a tenth straight sellout at Craven Park, although the club is yet to disclose the exact attendance figures.

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