NRL to break 3 million tonight

The 2010 Telstra Premiership will tonight smash through the three million attendance mark for just the fourth time on the way to recording the biggest regular season attendance in Rugby League history.<br><br> With the final round of the season kicking off tonight, this year’s regular season attendance already stands at 2,996,907. <br><br> By the end of the weekend it will have surpassed the record-breaking 2009 season total of 3,081,874. <br><br> Ahead of a thrilling last round in which seven of the eight matches can have a bearing on the finals race, NRL Chief Executive, Mr David Gallop, today thanked club members and fans for supporting the Telstra Premiership in record numbers. <br><br> “It speaks volumes for the excitement of our competition, the courage and skill of our players and coaches, the success of the game’s club membership programs and the passion of our fans that we are once again preparing to break a host of attendance records,” Mr Gallop said. <br><br> “For some members and fans, this weekend is their last chance to see their team play and to say farewell to some of the champion players who are moving on or retiring. <br><br> “There are a number of exciting matches in the last round and the finals race could again go down to the last game of the season.”