Clash of the Codes was a made-for-TV series that pitted teams representing various sports against each other in a series of devised physical challenges. In this final episode from the first series, rowing and canoeing are the frontrunners, with plenty of Olympic podium experience on both teams (Ian Ferguson, Eric Verdonk and Chris White, plus world champ sculler Phillipa Baker). They tackle a steep bush rescue and the army confidence course at Whangaparaoa Peninsula. A young Marc Ellis (rugby) gets early practice playing the larrikin onscreen.
At the end of tonight’s show we’re going to find out which sport can be declared the champion, and therefore boast the top athletes in the country. Over the last nine weeks the competition has been ferocious, particularly for our two top teams: Kodak Express canoeing and Reebok rowing ...– Simon Barnett intros the final