A total of 52,542 spectators attended a fixture during Super League round 13.
That’s an average attendance of 8,757 across the six fixtures, a 1,742 increase on the previous round of action.
Leeds record highest attendance
Leeds Rhinos recorded the highest attendance of the round with 14,190 at Headingley Stadium on Friday. Rohan Smith enjoyed his first win in charge of the club with a 24-6 victory over Wakefield.
However, the victory has come at a cost for back-rower James Bentley. The 24-year-old has received his third ban of the season following a shot on opponent Thomas Minns. He has received a three-match ban and will miss games against Warrington, Huddersfield and St Helens.
Elsewhere in Super League
Hull recorded the second highest attendance of the weekend on Saturday. 11,396 saw them claim a 31-22 victory over Challenge Cup finalists Wigan at the MKM Stadium. It was Brett Hodgson’s side’s sixth win in a row at home.
10,476 attended Thursday night’s clash between Warrington and St Helens at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. The Saints claimed a hard-fought 12-10 victory over Daryl Powell’s side away from home.
Huddersfield recorded the lowest attendance of the round with 3,926 on Friday. Ian Watson’s side defeated Toulouse 17-16 at the John Smith’s Stadium thanks to a drop-goal from Jack Cogger.
7,199 attended Saturday’s afternoon clash between Hull KR and Catalans. The Dragons fought back in the second half to claim a 20-8 triumph over the Robins. The clash was also live on Channel 4.
Finally, 5,355 supporters witnessed Salford defeat Castleford 30-14 in person on Friday at the AJ Bell Stadium. Winger Joe Burgess crossed for a hat-trick. The Red Devils also crossed through Tim Lafai and Deon Cross, while Marc Sneyd kicked five goals.
A total of 628,616 supporters have attended a top flight game of rugby league in 2022.