Championship Round Three attendances: More impressive figures for Bradford and Featherstone

Josh McAllister
Keighley v Featherstone, Championship, SWPix

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Bradford recorded the highest attendance of latest Championship action for the second time this season with 4,827 at Odsal Stadium for their clash against Widnes.

The Bulls saw a high 4,878 crowd for their opening round home game against Whitehaven. 

Mark Dunning’s side claimed a 14-12 victory over the Vikings, with Tom Holmes scoring the match-winning try in the dying minutes of the Championship tie. It marks their second win of the season, sitting sixth in the table.

Toulouse Olympique recorded the next best crowd with 2,761 in attendance for their game against York. Sylvain Houles’ side made it three from three with a 36-0 win over York at Stade Ernest-Wallon.

Elsewhere in the Championship

Also making it three wins from three over the weekend, Featherstone now sit at the top of the table following a massive 76-4 home win over Whitehaven. They saw a crowd of 2,248 at the Millennium Stadium.

Keighley picked up their first win of the Championship season with a 44-24 home victory over Newcastle Thunder with a crowd of 1,658 at Cougar Park.

1,950 attended The Shay on Sunday as Halifax picked up a 26-18 victory over London Broncos.

Friday night saw Sheffield claim a 36-0 triumph over Batley at the Olympic Legacy Park Stadium with an attendance of 878. Mark Aston’s Eagle sit third in the table with two wins, while the Bulldogs have claimed just one win from three.

At Heywood Road, Swinton picked up their second win of the season with a 20-18 result over Barrow. The Lions are now undefeated in their last six home fixtures against the Raiders. 1,139 watching that tie on Sunday.

Only Barrow and Whitehaven remain without a win in the 2023 season.

Round Three attendances

Featherstone 76-4 Whitehaven: 2,248

Bradford 14-12 Widnes: 4,827

Keighley 44-24 Newcastle Thunder: 1,658

Halifax 26-18 London: 1,950

Sheffield 36-0 Batley: 878

Toulouse 36-0 York: 2,761

Swinton 20-18 Barrow: 1,139

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