The Rugby Football League have confirmed the implications of the progress made by Bulls and Halifax in the Coral Challenge Cup on the arrangements for the 1895 Cup.

The new knockout competition for Championship and League One clubs will culminate in a Wembley final on Saturday, August 24 - the same venue and day as the Challenge Cup showpiece.

Bulls and Halifax will play their Challenge Cup quarter-final on Sunday, June 2 before both clubs will compete in their second-round 1895 Cup ties – Bradford at Barrow Raiders, and Halifax at home to Sheffield Eagles – on the Wednesday following the last-eight clash (June 5).

If either Bradford or Halifax reach the semi-finals of both the Challenge Cup and the 1895 Cup, which are scheduled for consecutive days on July 27 and 28, their 1895 Cup semi-final will be put back to the following Wednesday, July 31 – providing a second chance to reach Wembley if they lose the Challenge Cup semi-final.

If Bradford or Halifax become the first lower division team to reach the Challenge Cup final in the competition’s 123-year history, their place in the second 1895 Cup semi-final will be taken by the losers of the first semi-final.