Super League Round 5 attendances: St Helens post revised attendance of more than 10k

Josh McAllister
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Following a revised attendance from St Helens, two Super League fixtures recorded attendances of more than 10,000 during the latest round of action. 

A total of 48,097 supporters attended a game during Round Five.

Friday night’s clash between Warrington and Leigh at the Halliwell Jones Stadium saw a crowd of 12,073. The club confirmed that it was a Super League record against their opponents, with Daryl Powell’s side claiming a 38-20 victory.

Wire had led 22-8 at half-time, with Josh Drinkwater opening the scoring on the first set. Paul Vaughan, Stefan Ratchford and Matt Dufty all crossing in the first half, while Matty Ashton scored an eight-minute second-half hat-trick.

The televised fixture between St Helens and Hull FC on Friday saw a revised attendance of 10,350, with several hundred away fans making the near-250 round trip.

Elsewhere in Super League

Castleford’s home clash with Leeds on Thursday attracted a crowd of 7,458 at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle. The Tigers claimed their first win of the season with a 14-8 scoreline, posting their first points on the Super League table.

Winger Bureta Faraimo scored twice, while half-back Gareth Widdop kicked three goals in the victory.

Also on Friday, 5,777 fans attended the John Smith’s Stadium as Wigan picked up a 14-12 victory over Huddersfield. Bevan French crossing for a brace, while Jake Wardle scored his second try for the Warriors.

Catalans recorded an attendance of 7,682 on Saturday as they defeated Hull KR 26-12. The score saw the Dragons maintain their 100% record in 2023, although head coach Steve McNamara wasn’t all too impressed by his side’s performance.

Hull KR also became the first-ever side in the Super League competition to activate their 18th man following three failed head injury assessments.

Finally, Sunday’s game at the AJ Bell Stadium saw a crowd of 4,757 as Salford claimed a 14-13 victory over Wakefield in golden point extra-time. Marc Sneyd kicking the winner, with Mason Lino locking the scores at 13-13 in the latter stages of the game.

Round Five Attendances

Castleford 14-8 Leeds: 7,458

Huddersfield 12-14 Wigan: 5,777

St Helens 20-12 Hull FC: 9,218

Warrington 38-20 Leigh: 12,073

Catalans 26-12 Hull KR: 7,682

Salford 14-13 Wakefield: 4,757

A total of 255,064 supporters have attended a Super League fixture so far in 2023.