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Top five biggest home crowds of all-time

The people of Newcastle love their rugby league.

And as all great supporters do, they turn up in numbers to support their beloved team.

Over the course of the Newcastle Knights history, there has been some incredible crowd attendances that have had McDonald Jones Stadium bouncing.

Here is the top five biggest home crowds of all time... so far.

#5 - Round 6, 1988

The Newcastle public showed their support of the historic inaugural team with a bonanza crowd at the Knights third home game.

The side welcomed the star-studded Brisbane Broncos to Marathon Stadium.

Boasting players such as Wally Lewis, Allan Langer and Gene Miles, the Broncos proved too good and won 24-10 in front of 30,220 people.

#4 - Round 12, 1994

In early June of 1994, the Knights took on the St George Dragons.

A young Andrew Johns, in his rookie season, starred on the day in front of a bumper 30,251 crowd at Newcastle International Sports Centre.

The Knights took home the win with a 24-14 result with Johns scoring a try and kicking three goals.

#3 - Round 26, 2011

In the final regular season game of 2011, a mammoth crowd flocked to McDonald Jones Stadium to say goodbye to a Knights legend.

Adam 'Mad Dog' MacDougall was playing his final game at his home ground in front of 30,729 supporters.

The Knights put on a show with Akuila Uate scoring four tries in a 40-24 victory.

#2 - Round 22, 1990

The year of 1990 boasts the highest average crowd attendance for a single season since the Knights inception.

A huge crowd of 32,217 people watched the red and blue take on back-to-back grand finalists, the Balmain Tigers in the final game of the season.

Ashley Gordon scored two tries as the Knights won a close encounter 16-14 to book a spot in the playoffs.

#1 - Round 17, 1995

Coming in at No.1 as the biggest home crowd in the Newcastle Knights history is a huge game against the arch-rivals Manly back in 1995.

A gigantic 32,642 crowd attended the Round 17 clash with the Sea Eagles taking the win with a 34-18 result.

Knights would qualify for the finals but were agonisingly knocked out by Manly in the Preliminary Final.