The Road to Wembley kicks off on Thursday

Betfred is announced as the new sponsor for the Rugby Football League's Challenge Cup competitions, seen here with the Women's, Men's and Wheelchair trophies.

The Road to Wembley for 2021 will officially begin on Thursday evening with the draw for the first and second round of the mens Betfred Challenge Cup live on the BBC.

Tune into BBC Sport on Thursday from 5pm as they bring you live coverage of the draw. The sixteen-team draw will include a host of clubs from Betfred Championship and League 1 including heavyweights Bradford Bulls and ‘Cup Kings’ Widnes Vikings.

Former Rhino Adam Cuthbertson, who won the trophy for a second time in his career back in October, will be hoping for more happy memories in the competition with his new side York City Knights whilst Danny Ward’s London Broncos will be hoping to kick start their new season as they look to build towards a return to the Betfred Super League in 2021.

The draw also includes West Wales Raiders who have been capturing headlines during the close season with their big name signing of former Rugby Union British and Irish Lion Gavin Henson who has been joined by Man of Steel winner Rangi Chase.