"I'll cherish these moments, they'll live with me forever," Jamie Peacock also told BBC Sport after the game which keeps alive his hopes of a Wembley outing in his final season with the Rhinos.
The timeless prop, 37, is bound for a football manager role at Hull KR next season after hanging up his boots.
He and his Leeds team-mates will have eyes on tomorrow's second semi-final between Warrington and Hull KR, and so can you here on the BBC Sport website.
You can watch, listen and read the action here from 12:15 BST.
And with that it is time to say farewell and good night. Until tomorrow...