Leeds Rhinos beat Leigh Centurions 52-22 in a fiery Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-final that saw two red cards and two yellow cards.
Nathan Mason gave Leigh an early lead before Peter Mata'utia was sent off for his tackle on Matt Purcell with Drew Hutchinson adding a second Leigh try later in the half.
The Rhinos used their extra man to deadly effect to score nine tries from Tom Briscoe (2), Jack Walker, Ash Handley, Jimmy Keinhorst, Ashton Golding, Richie Myler, Cameron Smith and Adam Cuthbertson with Jordan Lilley adding eight goals.
Ben Crooks and Liam Hood scored second half tries for Leigh who had Matty Dawson-Jones sent off in the final minute moments after Brett Ferres and Jamie Acton were sin-binned.
Centurions coach Kieron Purtill admits the referee got it right with the first red card.
"Peter has been fantastic for us all season and he hasn’t got a nasty bone in him," Purtill said.
“He goes out to play the game how rugby league should be played and he doesn’t need me to say it was the wrong thing to do.
“He’s upset in there because he knows he’s let himself and the group down. We have to rally round him now.”
Rhinos coach Brian McDermott admitted the early sending off didn't help Leigh's cause.
"I didn’t think Leigh played grubby," he said.
"Derek Beaumont (Leigh owner) has just accosted me out there and reminded me they're not that sort of team and I agree. Credit to them.
“It was a tough, solid performance from us and of course the early sending off would have affected Leigh.
"The dynamic changed dramatically it made it an easier day for us. It was a sending off but I don't think he meant to do it.”