Super League Round 16 attendances: Salford break record as Leeds post highest figure

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Headingley Stadium, Super League Round 16. News Images.

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Salford Red Devils broke a record on Sunday as 7,854 attended the AJ Bell Stadium for their Super League Round 16 clash with Wigan.

The figure marked a new club record attendance at the Salford Stadium as the side celebrated Armed Forces Family Fun Day, with live music, activities and a free shuttle bus service from Trafford Centre.

Paul Rowley was without marquee man Brodie Croft and starting hooker Andy Ackers as Wigan claimed a 26-6 victory on the day in the final fixture of the round.

The victory saw Wigan jump from sixth to third on the Super League table, just two points behind next best Warrington and four below table toppers Catalans.

Salford remain fifth in the table.

On Thursday night, 9,937 attended the MKM Stadium as Tony Smith’s Hull defeated St Helens 34-6 less than a week after Paul Wellens’ side knocked them out of the Challenge Cup.

It was a dominant performance for the Black & Whites, who jumped above Huddersfield on the table thanks to tries from Jake Clifford, Carlos Tuimavave, Jake Trueman, Chris Satae, Cameron Scott and Darnell McIntosh.

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On Friday night, Leeds recorded the highest attendance of the round with 14,590 inside Headingley Stadium.

It was an emotional night inside the ground as Rob Burrow and his family took over Sky Sports’ coverage as Leeds dedicated the fixture to Motor neurone disease awareness.

Rohan Smith’s Rhinos followed up with the business on the field, claiming an impressive 54-0 win over Huddersfield to put pressure on coach Ian Watson as the Giants sit 10th.

6,066 attended the Mend-A-Hose Jungle as Andy Last picked up his fourth win as Castleford Tigers coach with a 23-14 score over Warrington.

Wolves head coach Daryl Powell labelled his side ‘unrecognisable’ after suffering back-to-back defeats.

Finally, 9,636 attended Catalans’ home fixture with Leigh as Adrian Lam’s side’s winning streak of nine fixtures in all competitions came to an end with a 38-30 scoreline.

Leading try-scorers Josh Charnley and Tom Johnstone both crossed in the clash, with the latter bagging a brace to take him to the top of the leaderboard with 20 so far this season.

Arthur Mourgue, Ben Garcia (2) and Arthur Romano also scoring in the victory in Perpignan.

Super League Round 16 attendances  

Hull 34-6 St Helens: 9,937

Leeds 54-0 Huddersfield: 14,590

Castleford 23-14 Warrington: 6,066

Hull KR 28-12 Wakefield: (N/A)

Catalans 38-30 Leigh: 9,636

Salford 6-26 Wigan: 7,854

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