Danny McGuire is already looking to add to his record tally of Super League tries as Leeds prepare to take the cross-Channel route back to Old Trafford.
The England half-back scored his 200th try to help the reigning Super League champions to a 42-20 win over Wakefield in their elimination play-off at Headingley.
It made him Super League's all-time leading tryscorer, eclipsing the record held by his former Leeds team-mate Keith Senior, and earned the Rhinos a trip to Perpignan to face Catalan Dragons in Friday's preliminary semi-final.
McGuire was overshadowed on his comeback from a knee injury by hat-trick hero Ben Jones-Bishop and man of the match Rob Burrow, as well as classy outside backs Kallum Watkins and Zak Hardaker, but it was McGuire's 60th-minute landmark score that finally put Leeds on their way to a hard-earned victory over their gallant opponents.
"I was stuck on 199 for a while there while I was injured but obviously it's a really special moment and an honour to be the top try scorer in Super League," McGuire said.
"Hopefully there's plenty more in me and more in me this season.
"Mentally you like to get that first game out of the way. I was a little bit rusty in some areas, obviously fitness-wise, but our form hasn't been that great so it was important that we got a good win.
"Defensively we need to improve a little bit but we scored some nice tries. I thought Kallum Watkins and Zak Hardaker were special and Rob was outstanding, they probably won us the game.
"It real tough. I thought Wakefield were outstanding. They had us on the rack at times but we showed a lot of character to stick in there and come away with a win."
Leeds coach Brian McDermott was thrilled with his side's performance against the form team of the competition and especially delighted for the record-breaking exploits of the club's long-serving half-back.
"It's not easy done that," McDermott said. "Maggys's been overshadowed all year with a couple of little injuries here and there which means he hasn't had the consistent run of form that he'd like.
"But he's a big piece of what we do and he was a big part of that. He was blowing towards the back end of the game but you'd expect that."
Leeds will now attempt to win in Perpignan for the first time since 2010 as they look to book a place in the last four.
McDermott admits he was surprised by the Catalans' poor performance in their 46-6 defeat at Wigan in Friday's opening qualifying play-off game but believes it could make his team's task that much harder.
"I'm not reading anything into it at all," McDermott said. "It's probably something that we didn't want but Wigan can do that to you. They can blow you away, as we all know.
"We haven't nailed a win in Perpignan for the last two years. I know the scoreline may have looked a bit better this year but during the game our performance wasn't good enough and it wasn't good enough last time.
"We want to go there and do a job. We've got a little niggle with the Catalans over there at the moment."
Wigan are now odds-on favourites to win the title at Old Trafford on October 6 following double-chasing Warrington's 28-6 home defeat by St Helens.
Winger Tom Makinson scored two of Saints' five tries as they joined Wigan in securing home semi-finals and are now just 80 minutes away from a seventh consecutive Grand Final appearance.