MARK Dunning hopes there will be no punches pulled in tomorrow’s heavyweight showdown between Featherstone and Leigh at Tottenham.

The Championship’s strongest duo square off in the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup final as part of the Challenge Cup showpiece.

And while Dunning is looking forward to watching a cracking contest between the second tier’s top two this weekend, he is also banking on a bruising encounter possibly boosting his own team’s chances of an upset.

The Bulls make the televised visit to unbeaten leaders Fev a week on Monday for the second of three away games over a short span.

“I think everybody will be watching the Leigh and Featherstone game down at Tottenham and hoping they knock 10 bells out of each other,” said the Bulls interim chief.

“It will be an outstanding game and I’m really looking forward to it as a neutral.

“But I’ll also have one eye on it hoping that they go at it hammer and tong and there’s a little bit of fatigue after that.

“But we’ll see. They’ve got a squad big enough to cope so we’re under no illusions that when we go there, we’ll be up against a very good team.

“We’re under no illusions that the next three games are all tough ones.

“They are all away and we’re expecting three quality teams and the epitome of that will be Featherstone at Post Office Road, which is always a tough place to go.”

The Bulls have been given a free weekend after last night’s training session. But Dunning will make sure that the focus is purely on Thursday’s opponents Widnes when they return to Tong to build up for the first of the three away trips in the space of 10 days.

“Widnes are a good team. I went to watch them on Monday (at Sheffield) and they’ve got threats all over the field.

“I know it’s a boring cliché but we’ll take each game as it comes.

“We’re not prioritising one game over the others. We’ll attempt to be the best we can be in all three and try to get the two points from all of them.”