Whitehaven and Workington Town will find out tonight their opposition in two knockout cup draws, being made at Bradford’s Odsal Stadium.

The fourth round of the Coral Challenge Cup and the first round of the new 1895 Cup will be made by two people with strong Bradford connections. A former Bulls captain and Lance Todd Trophy winner Robbie Hunter-Paul will be joined by Simon Foster, son of former Bradford Northern stalwart Trevor Foster to draw the two competitions. The draw starts at 6pm.

Whitehaven were 74-4 winners against Wigan St. Patrick’s on Sunday in the third round Challenge Cup tie at the Recreation Ground.

Four other Conference League sides remain in the competition – Thatto Heath, West Hull, Lock Lane and Featherstone Lions, while Siddal still have an interest as their tie at Workington Town was postponed. Joining them in the draw tonight will be 12 clubs from the Championship, giving a total of 12 fourth-round games.

The draw is being shown live on the BBC Sport website but then supporters will have to switch to the RFL Facebook page when the draw for the 1895 Cup is being made live.

This is the new competition for club’s outside Super League which gives them the opportunity of playing the final at Wembley. The concept of the 1895 Cup has been well received, although there has been a certain amount of frustration that the first-round draw is not being made until almost the middle of March.

Last season, Whitehaven got past two Championship sides in the Challenge Cup – Rochdale and Dewsbury – and will be looking to make similar progress again.

They eventually went out to the eventual winners, Catalan Dragons, following a trip to France for the sixth-round tie. Their big win over Wigan St. Patrick’s wasn’t the most points inflicted on an amateur side. That was Oldham’s 80-10 home win over Haydock.

All of which highlighted how well Distington had done before they went down 28-14 at League One side Keighley.