A DECISION is expected early this week as to when Bradford Bulls' Ladbrokes Challenge Cup tie at Hunslet can be re-staged.

The fourth-round tie was, not surprisingly, called off yesterday morning after a pitch inspection, with snow covering the South Leeds Stadium.

The ground is owned by Leeds City Council, and Hunslet's media manager Gareth Evans said yesterday: "We will have to speak to the council on Monday to see when the stadium is available."

The Bulls' website stated yesterday morning: "The fourth-round cup tie, which was set to take place at the South Leeds Stadium, the home of Hunslet, is covered in a sheet of snow following last night’s blizzard.

"Match officials have chosen to postpone today’s game for the safety of all of those that would have been attending and playing conditions would have proven too difficult."

The Bulls have already lost one other fixture to the weather this season when the league home game with London Skolars was postponed a fortnight ago.

Ironically, Hunslet are due at the Bulls on Sunday for a Betfred League One fixture.

The draw for the fifth round is tomorrow live on the BBC website (7pm).

Warrington Wolves, Hull KR, Widnes Vikings and Catalans Dragons will enter the draw alongside the 12 eventual winning sides from the fourth round.