Super League Round 2 attendances as Leeds, Huddersfield and Wigan post impressive figures

Josh McAllister
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Harry Smith kicks a goal in front of a healthy crowd at the DW Stadium against Wakefield. Picture by Isaac Parkin/PA Wire/PA Images.

Leeds, Huddersfield and Wigan all posted impressive home attendances during the latest round of Super League action, with three clubs confirming crowds of more than 10,000. 

Castleford also impressed with a near-sell out crowd at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle against St Helens.

A total of 59,657 supporters attended a game during Round Two – an average of 9,942 across the six fixtures.

Headingley Stadium saw the highest attendance of the round, and season so far, with 16,140 watching on from the stands. Rohan Smith suffered his first home defeat in charge of Leeds as uncle Tony’s Hull claimed a 22-18 win on Friday night.

The attendance bettered any recorded last season for Leeds, posting an average of 12,940 for the 2022 campaign.

Leeds are one of five sides yet to claim a win in 2023, although Huddersfield only entered the Super League competition during this round.

The Giants recorded an impressive attendance of 7,771, much above their average attendance posted in 2022. Their highest last season came against Leeds with 6,712 – so beating that by more than 1,000. However, Ian Watson’s side couldn’t seal the victory on their opening game of 2023, losing 26-16 to Warrington at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Wigan’s Friday night clash with Wakefield at the DW Stadium recorded an attendance of 12,306. Matt Peet’s side bounced back from the opening weekend defeat to Hull KR with a 60-0 victory over Mark Applegarth’s Trinity.

The televised Thursday night fixture between Salford and Hull KR at the AJ Bell Stadium saw a crowd of 5,536. Another club that posted an attendance higher than their previous average, with a number of 4,529 in 2022.

Having sold out their opening home game of 2022, Castleford saw a near-sell out crowd for the visit of world champions St Helens on Sunday. Lee Radford’s side couldn’t do the business on the field though, falling to a 24-6 defeat live on Channel 4.

The figure is also an increase from the same fixture last year, with an attendance of 7,649 during Round 10 of the 2022 campaign.

7,862 attended Catalans’ first home game of 2023, defeating Leigh 14-6 in Perpignan.

Super League Round Two attendances

Salford 10-24  Hull KR: 5,536

Leeds 18-22 Hull FC: 16,140

Wigan 60-0 Wakefield: 12,306

Huddersfield 16-26 Warrington: 7,771

Catalans 14-6 Leigh: 7,862

Castleford 6-24 St Helens: 10,042

A total of 108,816 supporters have attended a Super League fixture so far in 2023.

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