Championship Attendances: Featherstone Rovers and Barrow Raiders lead the way with impressive numbers

IT was yet another tremendous weekend in the Championship with a number of tremendous fixtures taking place.

On Saturday, Swinton Lions produced one of the wins of the season, taking home the two points in a 19-12 triumph over second-placed Toulouse Olympique on Saturday evening.

Wind the clock forward 24 hours and Newcastle Thunder went down 36-16 at home to Halifax Panthers before a feisty affair took place at Featherstone Rovers, who were hosting the Sheffield Eagles.

Four men received yellow cards – including three in the same incident – as Rovers just about maintained their unbeaten start to the Championship season with a fast and frenetic 28-20 triumph.

Barrow Raiders, meanwhile, thrashed Bradford Bulls in an incredible 46-12 result, whilst Whitehaven went down 32-24 at home to Keighley Cougars.

The remaining game in the Championship this weekend came from York where the Knights clinched a 30-28 victory over London Broncos.

But, what were the attendances like over the weekend?

Swinton Lions 19-12 Toulouse Olympique
957 at Heywood Road on Saturday afternoon

Featherstone Rovers 28-20 Sheffield Eagles
3,187 at the Millennium Stadium on Sunday afternoon

Barrow Raiders 46-12 Bradford Bulls
2,440 at the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium on Sunday afternoon

York Knights 30-28 London Broncos
No attendance given

Whitehaven 24-32 Keighley Cougars
1,065 at the LEL Arena on Sunday afternoon

Newcastle Thunder 16-36 Halifax Panthers
1,067 at Kingston Park on Sunday afternoon

Batley Bulldogs 11-4 Widnes Vikings
No attendance given