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Summary

  1. FT: Leeds 52-22 Leigh
  2. Mata'utia sent off for Leigh inside 10 minutes
  3. Challenge Cup semi-finals to be played on 5 August
  4. Super League FT: Hull KR 14-42 Castleford

Live Reporting

By Jay Freeman

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    FT: Leeds 52-22 Leigh

    And that's where our live text coverage of tonight's Challenge Cup quarter-final ends.

    Leeds Rhinos go through to the semi-finals along with last night's quarter-final winners Catalans Dragons, but at what price?

    They suffered three injury losses, with Jimmy Keinhorst, Carl Ablett and Matt Parcell being unable to continue for the already injury-beleaguered Rhinos.

    Meanwhile, Leigh's ill-discipline took the shine off an otherwise admirable performance.

    Tomorrow, we'll bring you live text, radio and television coverage of Warrington v Wigan and Sunday we'll have the same as St Helens take on holders Hull FC.

    For now, thank you for joining us.

  2. Post update

    FT: Leeds 52-22 Leigh

    Leeds Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott told Sky Sports:

    "They're a firey club, Leigh are.

    "I'm really peased, we're in the next round and that's the aim. The way we did it showed a lot of class and toughness."

  3. Post update

    FT: Leeds 52-22 Leigh

    Leigh Centurions boss Keiron Purtill told Sky Sports:

    "We talked about not giving in and giving a performance. I thought Ben Crooks was outstanding for us.

    "[Discipline] is something we've worked hard on. We've had a few guys in the bin tonight which is frustration more than anything.

    "We now need to concentrate on our league campaign."

  4. Full time

    Leeds 52-22 Leigh

    Just the nine tries for Leeds and just the two players sent off for Leigh.

    That's all over. And breathe. What a strange game!

  5. TRY AND RED CARD: Leeds 52-22 Leigh

    Adam Cuthbertson

    What an amazing run by Ash Handley. Jordan Lilley intercepts a late Leigh challenge and offloads to his Leeds teammate.

    He runs 50 metres and Leeds keep the ball before providing Adam Cuthbertson with an opportunity to score another try.

    In the aftermath, it appears that Matty Dawson-Jones must have said something to referee Chris Kendall and he's been sent straight off. Leigh are down to 11 men now.

  6. SIN-BIN

    Leeds 48-22 Leigh

    This could so easily be another Leigh Centurions try were it not for Ryan Hall.

    He puts an arm out to stop of a Ben Reynolds offload just as Leigh were on the verge of crossing over.

    Afterwards Leeds' Brett Ferris and Leigh's Jamie Acton go into the bin after there's some heated words and pushing and shoving exchanged.

  7. TRY: Leeds 48-22 Leigh

    Liam Hood, goal Ben Reynolds

    This could be a highly charged finale. There's arguments aplenty after Liam Hood touches down for Leigh against his former club.

    Video referee Ben Thaler correctly shows the try should stand. That's Hood's 12th try of the season and Ben Reynolds adds another two points with the boot.

  8. Post update

    Leeds 48-16 Leigh

    Ash Golding is tackled just before crossing over and, with four tackles still remaining, Leeds keep pushing towards the tryline.

    But Leigh survive another day as they win a scrum.

  9. TRY: Leeds 48-16 Leigh

    Ben Crooks

    This is a lovely try. Ben Crooks wrong-foots two Leeds players as the ball bounces unexpectedly and he somehow manages to stay out of touch and cross over.

    That's a third try of the game but Ben Reynolds can't make the conversion count.

  10. PENALTY (Lilley)

    Leeds 48-12 Leigh

    Jordan Lilley makes the difference with the boot yet again.

    This time he coolly dispatches a penalty goal to further extend Leeds' already sizeable lead.

    Jordan Lilley
  11. Post update

    Leeds 46-12 Leigh

    The tempo of this game has finally slowed down a bit. Leeds have picked up possession and are pressing towards the tryline.

    Jack Walker tries to dummy his way into crossing over but Leigh manage to hold him up before he makes the breakthrough.

  12. Post update

    Leeds 46-12 Leigh

    Great play from Leigh Centurions, who first manage to stop Mikolaj Oledzki in his tracks as he chases another Leeds try, before thwarting Tom Briscoe's efforts moments later.

    The ball is turned over soon after and the visitors have stopped what looked to be a certain Leeds try.

  13. TRY: Leeds 46-12 Leigh

    Cameron Smith, goal Jordan Lilley

    Leeds are rewarded thanks to Jack Walker's tremendous hold-up play and eventually the ball is worked to Cameron Smith.

    He grounds the ball well under the posts, but referee Chris Kendall takes it to video referee Ben Thaler who sees no reason not to award it.

    Jordan Lilley adds another two points with the boot for their trouble.

  14. Post update

    Leeds 40-12 Leigh

    Ben Reynolds offloads to his onrushing Leigh teammate Bodene Thompson, but the pass is forwards and a promising attack is ended.

    Meanwhile, Jack Walker intercepts possession and suddenly Leeds are on top at the other end of the field.

  15. Post update

    Leeds 40-12 Leigh

    Matty Dawson places the ball into the path of Ben Crooks as Leigh attempt to work their way back into this game.

    However he manages to direct it straight into the path of his boot and it bounces out of play.

  16. Post update

    Leeds 40-12 Leigh

    We are back under way in Featherstone.

  17. Post update

    HT: Leeds 40-12 Leigh

    Barring some sort of miracle, it looks likely that Leeds will follow Catalans into the Challenge Cup semi-final double header at Bolton's Macron Stadium in August.

    But we've got the small matter of two more quarter-finals to bring you this weekend.

    Tomorrow Warrington take on Wigan while on Sunday Super League leaders St Helens take on Challenge Cup holders Hull FC.

    We'll have live text, radio and television coverage of both of those games.

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    Kyle: Not getting carried away with this performance or scoreline. Leeds have played some good rugby league, however Leigh's defence is awful and the red card was crucial but deserved too.

  19. Half-time

    Leeds 40-12 Leigh

    Golding try

    Mixed emotions for Leeds, who've lost Carl Ablett, Jimmy Keinhorst and Matt Parcell through injury. They've dominated this first half and they've already reached the 40-point mark. You sense there's more to come, though.

    Leigh will be frustrated at Peter Mata'utia's early senseless red card which has changed this game.

  20. Post update

    Leeds 40-12 Leigh

    Leeds' Matt Parcell will miss the rest of the game after he failed a head injury assessment, which is more bad news for the hosts.

    Mikolaj Oledzki later crosses over for the Rhinos but it's ruled out because of obstruction in the build-up.