WARRINGTON Wolves players and fans will cast their eyes "across the pond" on Monday.

The Wire will find out the first step of their bid to retain the Challenge Cup when the sixth round draw is made – and the RFL has confirmed it will be held in New York City.

Negotiations are at an advanced stage for New York Rugby League to enter the game’s oldest knockout competition at the First Round stage in early 2021 – and the trophy itself is booked on a flight to JFK this weekend to give the city a first taste of what could lie in store.

The Wire, who won the famous trophy by stunning St Helens at Wembley last August, are one of eight Super League heavyweights that will enter the draw on Monday.

The fifth round, which includes Super League sides Huddersfield Giants, Toronto Wolfpack, Hull KR and Wakefield Trinity, will be concluded over the weekend.