Super League Round 20 attendances: Wigan Warriors enjoy Saturday afternoon televised fixture

Josh McAllister
Wigan Warriors celebrate their win over Leigh Leopards. Photo: Ian Charles | MI News.

Wigan Warriors celebrate their win over Leigh Leopards. Photo: Ian Charles | MI News.

Wigan Warriors enjoyed the highest attendance of Super League Round 20 during their televised Saturday afternoon fixture. 

15,377 attended the DW Stadium, with the game live on Channel 4, as Matt Peet’s side bounced back from their Challenge Cup exit with a 44-18 victory over close rivals Leigh Leopards.

Lebanon international Abbas Miski scored a hat-trick during the victory, joined on the scoresheet by team-mates Bevan French (2), Toby  King and Liam Marshall, while new signing Tyler Dupree marked his debut from the bench with a fine individual four-pointer.

The victory saw Wigan jump to second on the table over Leigh on points difference.

Friday’s Sky Sports clash at the Totally Wicked Stadium recorded the second-highest attendance of the round with 12,108 as Paul Wellens’ side claimed a 22-18 victory over Leeds Rhinos.

Jack Welsby stole the show with his two-try performance, including the match-winner in the 66th minute in front of a delighted home crowd.

On Thursday, 4,579 saw Huddersfield claim their eighth win of the year with a 19-12 victory over Hull FC at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Ian Watson’s side are now closing in on the play-offs after a slow first half of the Super League campaign.

Elsewhere on Saturday, Catalans Dragons recorded a crowd of 9,503 in Perpignan as Steve McNamara’s side defeated Salford Red Devils 42-0 in hot conditions.

The Red Devils have lost their last six games in all competitions.

Finally on Sunday, 4,470 celebrated Wakefield’s fourth win of the year with a 42-6 score over Warrington Wolves. The result saw Daryl Powell lose his job, departing ways with the club on Sunday night after mutual consent.


Super League Round 20 attendances

Huddersfield Giants 19-12 Hull FC: 4,579

St Helens 22-18 Leeds Rhinos: 12,108

Hull KR 34-16 Castleford: N/A

Wigan Warriors 44-18 Leigh Leopards: 15,337

Catalans Dragons 42-0 Salford Red Devils: 9,503

Wakefield Trinity 42-6 Warrington Wolves: 4,470

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