Sky Sports to show Clash of the Codes this weekend

Sky Sports will show the Clash of the Codes matches on Friday night at 8pm. 

In 1996, the Clash of the Codes between Super League champions Wigan and domestic rugby union champions Bath took place.

The challenge was played over two games – one of league and one of union – with whoever had the biggest aggregate score being named victors.

The league match was staged at Manchester City’s Maine Road while the union match was held at Twickenham two weeks later.

Game one – league: Wigan 82-6 Bath

Wigan: Radlinski, Robinson, Tuigamala, Connolly, Offiah, Paul, Edwards, Cowie, Hall, O’Connor, Haughton, Cassidy, Farrell. Subs: Smyth, Murdock, Quinnell, Johnson.

Tries: Offiah (6), Robinson (2), O’Connor (2), Johnson (2), Paul, Cassidy, Quinnell, Murdock Goals: Hall 5, Farrell 4

Bath: Lumsden, Sleightholme, de Glanville, Waters, Adebayo, Catt, Callard, Yates, Sanders, Haag, Vander, Ojomoh, Robinson. Subs: Butland, Redman, McCarthy, Pearce.

Tries: Callard Goals: Callard 1

Game two – union: Bath 44-19 Wigan

Bath: Callard, Sleightholme, de Glanville, Adebayo, Lumsden, Catt, Sanders, Yates, Dawe, Ubogu, Haag, Redman, Robinson, Pearce, Ojomoh. Subs: Ewens, Harrison, Butland, French, McCarthy.

Tries: Adebayo (2), Sleightholme, Catt, de Glanville, Sanders, Penalty try Conversions: Callard 3 Penalties: Callard 1

Wigan: Radlinski, Robinson, Paul, Connolly, Offiah, Lydon, Murdock, O’Connor, Hall, Cowie, Farrell, West, Tatupu, Tuigamala, Quinnell. Subs: Craig, Cassidy, Tallec, Johnson, Haughton.

Tries: Murdock (2), Tuigamala Conversions: Farrell 2

The games will be shown back-to-back from 7pm on Friday, May 8.

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