Super League Round 18 attendances: Hull derby a sell-out as Warrington and St Helens pack out Halliwell Jones Stadium

Josh McAllister
St Helens players celebrate after their Super League Round 18 win over Warrington. Photo by Gareth Evans/News Images.

St Helens players celebrate after their Super League Round 18 win over Warrington. Photo by Gareth Evans/News Images.

Warrington Wolves saw their second-highest attendance of the season against St Helens, while the Hull derby was confirmed as a sell-out during Super League Round 18.

Although no official figure was shared, Hull KR confirmed that Sunday’s televised fixture at Craven Park was at full capacity ahead of kick-off.

Tony Smith’s Black & Whites spoiled the party with a 16-6 victory in a derby that probably won’t live long in the memory.

Full-back Jack Walker opened the scoring for the hosts, before Adam Swift crossed twice, with team-mate and forward Ligi Sao crossing in between.

Friday night’s televised thriller saw a crowd of 12,385 inside the Halliwell Jones Stadium, with the travelling supporters packing out the away end behind the sticks.

It was a close encounter between Warrington and St Helens, with the visitors claiming a 24-20 victory to climb to third on the Super League table.

The attendance saw Warrington claim their second highest of the season so far behind the Round Nine clash against Wigan with 15,026.

Elsewhere in Super League

4,185 witnessed Wakefield claim their third win of the season with a golden point extra time 27-26 victory over Matt Peet’s Wigan at Belle Vue.

The victory reduces the gap at the bottom to just two points, with Castleford having fallen to a defeat to Leigh Leopards.

6,344 attended the Mend-A-Hose Jungle on Friday night as Adrian Lam’s Leopards continue to impress, claiming their 12th win of the season.

Huddersfield Giants secured only their sixth win of the season with a somewhat shock 22-14 victory over table toppers Catalans in Perpignan, with 9,189 in attendance.

The final game of the round saw Leeds defeat Salford 16-14 at the Salford Stadium on Sunday. 5,157 in attendance with now just two points separating Paul Rowley’s Red Devils in sixth and Rohan Smith’s Rhinos just one place below.

Super League Round 18 attendances

Warrington 20-24 St Helens: 12,385

Wakefield 27-26 Wigan: 4,185

Castleford 16-34 Leigh: 6,344

Catalans 14-22 Huddersfield: 9,189

Hull KR 6-16 Hull FC: N/A (sell-out)

Salford 14-16 Leeds: 5,157

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