Super League attracts record crowds

Super League crowds reached a record high in 2012, according to figures released by the Rugby Football League.

A total of 1.88 million fans watched the 27 rounds of the regular season, a 6.7 per cent increase on 2011, and the highest aggregate attendance since the advent of Super League in 1996.

The weekly average crowd was 9,950, with league leaders Wigan enjoying the biggest attendance for the third consecutive season by averaging 16,043.

"The crowds we have witnessed this season have reflected the growing appeal of Super League across the country and are testament to the extraordinary action we see on display in the Super League," said Nigel Wood, chief executive of the Super League.