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Clash of the codes 20-years-on as Wigan and Bath meet at the training ground

The Wigan and Bath players in cross-code training. Credit: ITV News.

Nearly 20 years on from their famous cross-code showdown, Wigan Rugby League Club and Bath's Rugby Union side have taken to the field once again.

The clubs have been linked ever since those two fixtures at Manchester City's Maine Road and at Twickenham.

Today they came face to face on the training ground in the hope of learning from each other's sports.

Chris Hall reports:



Loan switch between Wigan and Huddersfield

Huddersfield's Larne Patrick will swap places with Wigan's Jack Hughes Credit: PA

Wigan and Huddersfield have agreed one-year loan deals for forward duo Larne Patrick and Jack Hughes respectively.

Patrick will leave Yorkshire to spend the 2015 season with the Super League runners-up, while Hughes will play for the Giants next year.

Twenty-two-year-old forward Hughes has found game time harder to come by of late and after 75 appearances in Cherry and White has sought to pep up his career, with Wigan saying his desire to do so met with Huddersfield's interest.

Patrick has made 136 appearances for the Giants since returning from a spell in the Australian lower leagues with Narrabean Sharks.

I am delighted to join Wigan.

This is an exciting new challenge and one I am relishing. I have had a great time at Huddersfield and would sincerely like to thank coach Paul Anderson for the way he has helped me.

I am hopeful that my development continues apace under Shaun Wane, another great British coach and someone I am excited to be working with.

– Larne Patrick, Wigan

Wales international Patrick has been on Wigan's wanted sheet for some time and Wane is pleased to have added the prop to his ranks - a position they need numbers in after the high-profile suspension of Ben Flower.

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