MARK Dunning reckons the Bulls have got their bearings at Odsal as they try to go one step beyond against leaders Leigh.

The star-studded Centurions bring a 12-match winning run over the Pennines this afternoon to provide the ultimate test for their hosts.

The Bulls are coming off their biggest victory of the season and have won four out of five – including their last two Odsal outings.

They will still start huge underdogs but Dunning believes any home discomfort about the notoriously narrow pitch has been put to bed.

“We’ve tried our very best to make sure that Odsal is a place where the players enjoy playing rather than fear it,” said the interim coach.

“We’ve got two different game plans now. We have one that we have to use at Odsal and then another slightly different game plan when we go away.

“I think the players are now comfortable with what I expect from them as long as I’m here. They know their roles and the minor details within that.

“When you get to Odsal, the minor details become more important because everything is a little bit tighter.

“Dec (Patton) has been great with his place kicking but it’s not just the halves.

“The middle men need to land at certain points for us to be able to play our plays and our outside backs need to run certain lines for our players to become effective because we’re on a tighter field than normal.

“It’s a collective effort and as a group they’ve been fantastic in applying what we’ve tried to tweak and change.”

The Bulls lost by four to Leigh in the Challenge Cup at Odsal earlier this season – although Adrian Lam’s side have beefed up their personnel since that March meeting.

Dunning added: “It’s well documented that about five or six different players have come into the group since then.

“It’s something we can take great heart from but we still lost the game. While we were good, we just weren’t good enough and this week we need to be better.

“We’ve run them close once this year at Odsal and we’re focusing on going one step further.

“They are a good team littered with Super League and NRL quality players.

“To be the best you’ve got to compete against the best. The league table doesn’t lie.

“We’re under no illusions about the size of the challenge we face but we’re ready to put our best foot forward.”

Leigh have lost only one Championship game – at Featherstone in week two – and Dunning feels they are stronger than last year’s promotion winners Toulouse.

“I think they are right up there with the Toronto side that was in the league a few years ago.

“But there’s not a lot in it. You’ve had Toronto, Toulouse and this year it’s Leigh and Featherstone – they are four quality teams who set the benchmark for everybody else to aspire to.

“It does make difficult but things that are worth getting are never easy.

“Batley showed the way for everybody last weekend with a fantastic result against Featherstone. They are not unbeatable.

“You’ve just got to be very good on the day and hope they are slightly off in areas. Every team can be beaten.

“I spoke to Craig Lingard on Monday morning to congratulate him. It was a great win for those guys.

“That just proves to everybody if the top dogs are not right on their game and somebody turns up with an eight or nine out of 10 performance then anything can happen on the day.”