TAMWORTH, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 21: The crowd looks on during the round seven NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Newcastle Knights at Scully Park on April 21, 2018 in Tamworth, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

After 12 rounds of footy in 2018, the NRL’s crowd averages are up by almost 1,000 compared to last year.

The team with the highest crowd averages by almost 2,500 fans is Brisbane followed by Melbourne.

The Broncos and the Storm are the only two teams to crack 20,000 with every other team’s attendance sitting between 10 and 20 thousand.

The Raiders have the lowest average attendance with 11,647 which is almost 2,000 less than the next lowest, Gold Coast.

Despite the Eels, Cowboys and Bulldogs occupying the bottom three spots on the NRL ladder, all three clubs have respectable attendances so far this season, although that’s the opposite for the second-placed Panthers.

Despite a home stadium capacity of over 22,000, Penrith average just 14,000 fans during their games this season.

Team Average Attendance of all games in 2018
Brisbane 24,380
Melbourne 21,956
South Sydney 19,718
New Zealand 18,410
Canterbury 18,069
Wests Tigers 17,563
St George Illawarra 17,562
North Queensland 17,280
Sydney Roosters 16,924
Parramatta 16,444
Newcastle 15,790
Cronulla 15,074
Manly 14,285
Penrith 14,173
Gold Coast 13,977
Canberra 11,647

Source: RL Tables

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