BRADFORD Bulls will find out later this week who they are playing in the first round of the Challenge Cup.

It was confirmed yesterday evening that both the first and the second round draw would take place live on BBC Sport at 5pm on Thursday evening.

The game, due to take place in six weeks, will be Bulls' first competitive outing since their last Challenge Cup match, a narrow defeat to Super League side Wakefield Trinity in the fifth round.

John Kear's side had beaten amateur outfit Underbank Rangers to get to that stage.

The first two rounds will take place on the final two weekends of March.

There are 16 teams in Thursday's draw, the 13 UK-based Championship sides and three League 1 teams in the shape of Barrow Raiders, Keighley Cougars and West Wales Raiders.

No amateur/community rugby league teams are taking part in the competition this year.