SYDNEY - Attendance at this year's National Rugby League games smashed through the three million mark on Saturday night to be on track for the biggest in the competition's history.

Matches in Auckland and at Brookvale Oval and Toyota Stadium in Sydney pushed the total to 3,014,308 with three games still to be played.

The highest regular season attendance in NRL history was 3,024,149 in 2007.

The highest attendance in the sport's history of 3,061,338 was set in a 20-team competition in 1995.