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Record breaking weekend for Zurich Premiership Clubs

05 January 2004

This weekend has seen several attendance records broken around the country as more people than ever before enjoyed the world's leading domestic league.  An aggregate of 78,407 people watched Zurich Premiership action this weekend with London Irish and Sale Sharks both achieving club attendance records for a premiership match.
 
London Irish (20,318) narrowly missed out on achieving the all time attendance record for a Zurich Premiership match recorded by Bristol Shoguns earlier this year (20,793). The return of Jonny Wilkinson at Kingston Park helped his club achieve another sell out crowd of 10,000.
 
The previous highest aggregate weekend gate was achieved on the weekend of 2nd - 4th of May this year and was 65,046.

The attendances across the Zurich Premiership this weekend were:- London Irish 20,318 Leicester Tigers 16,815 Gloucester 11,000 Saracens 11,477 Sale Sharks 8,797 Newcastle Falcons 10,000
 
Previous highest attendances in the Zurich Premiership:-
20,793 Bristol Shoguns v Bath at Ashton Gate (4 May 2003) 19,764 Saracens v Newcastle Falcons at Vicarage Road (19 April 1998) 18,585 London Irish v NEC Harlequins at Madejski Stadium (16 March 2003) 17,347 Saracens v Leicester Tigers at Vicarage Road (11 October 1998) 17,109 Leicester Tigers v Bath at Welford Road (21 May 2000)