In numbers: Super League Round 22 attendances

Ash Handley Leeds Rhinos Super League

A total of 52,705 supporters attended a Super League fixture during Round 22.

That’s an average of 8,784 across the six Super League fixtures – an increase of 1,981 compared to the previous round

Leeds Rhinos recorded their highest attendance of the season so far on Sunday. Headingley Stadium saw a crowd of 14,668 for clash against Salford.

Rohan Smith’s side secured a place in the play-offs for the first time this year following a 34-14 victory over the Red Devils. The Rhinos now sit in sixth spot and are just one point behind next best Castleford.

The side’s highest attendance until the latest round came during round 13 against Wakefield with a crowd of 14,190.

Elsewhere in Super League

Wakefield saw a crowd of just 3,227 for their game against Catalans Dragons. Willie Poching’s side fell to a 20-16 defeat on Sunday.

However, it’s not their lowest attendance of the season so far. That came during round 11 against Huddersfield with an attendance of 3,166.

Wigan recorded their second highest attendance of the season on Friday night against Warrington. 13,261 attended the televised fixture at the DW Stadium, with the Warriors picking up a 32-6 victory. Liam Marshall scored a hat-trick for the second week running, while Sam Halsall, Jake Bibby and Jai Field all also crossed for four-pointers.

The side’s highest attendance came in round 16 against Toulouse.

Elsewhere, St Helens saw an attendance of 10,144 for their Channel 4 televised game against Castleford on Sunday. The 1:00pm kick-off tie saw Kristian Woolf’s side claim a 20-12 victory.

6,763 attended Super League’s Thursday night fixture at Hull KR as the Robins defeated Toulouse 22-16 at Craven Park.

Finally, 4,642 spectators witnessed Huddersfield’s late comeback against Hull FC on Friday at the John Smith’s Stadium.

A total of 1,047,149 supporters have attended a top flight game of rugby league in 2022.

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About Josh McAllister 1908 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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