18 May 2009

Bumper league crowds after week of scandal in league

6:03 am on 18 May 2009

Bumper crowds turned up for round 10 in the National Rugby League following a week of scandal for the NRL.

144-thousand fans flocked to seven games in the round, including just under 30-thousand at yesterday's nostalgic game between Wests Tigers and South Sydney at the game's spiritual home, the Sydney Cricket Ground. Souths won the match 23-22 with a last minute field goal to stay in the top 8.

The Warriors are in 11th place after their 34-12 loss to North Queensland.

Bookmakers across the country were haemorrhaging yesterday after a weekend in which every favourite team won in both the NRL and AFL.