Joel Moon grabbed one of three Leeds Rhinos tries as the defending Super League champions recovered from Ryan Bailey's red card to defeat Catalan Dragons 27-12 on Monday.
The 24-year-old, who enjoyed spells with the Brisbane Broncos and New Zealand Warriors in the NRL before switching to Europe and Salford in 2012, scored the sole try of the first half in France.
Moon's ninth-minute effort and three goals from Kevin Sinfield gave the Rhinos a 10-0 lead at half-time however they were reduced to 12 after the break when Bailey went off.
He was adjudged to have led with the shoulder with the Dragons taking full advantage to go 12-10 ahead after converted scores from Leon Pryce and Thomas Bosc.
However a fourth kick and a drop goal from Sinfield put Leeds back in front and then tries from Paul McShane and Jamie Jones-Buchanan helped them complete a 27-12 win and inflict the Dragons first home defeat of the season.
Meanwhile Wigan proved worthy Super League leaders as they ran in 15 tries in an 84-6 demolition of Hull KR with Blake Green the pick of the scorers with a hat-trick.
The 26-year-old, who played for Parramatta, Cronulla and Canterbury in the NRL, completed his hat-trick after just 45 minutes before making way for doubles from Matty Smith and Chris Tuson.
Iain Thornley followed suit with tries in either half while Sam Powell, Liam Farrell and Sam Tomkins all scored after the interval as the Warriors ran riot.
Josh Charnley set Wigan on their way in the fourth minute with Pat Richards, who also kicked 12 goals, and Jack Hughes the other scorers with those coming in the first half.
Huddersfield are on Wigan's tails in second place after a comprehensive 62-6 defeat of Widnes themselves as the tries rained down in the Super League.
Aaron Murphy this time was toasting a hat-trick and Scott Grix two tries and Danny Brough one himself along with nine goals as the Giants ended a run of back-to-back losses.
Elsewhere Joel Monaghan was one of four players to double up as Warrington overcame Good Friday's derby defeat to Widnes by dismantling London Broncos 54-20.
Former Australia international Monaghan got the Wolves up and running before scoring again after the break while Rhys Williams, Chris Bridge and Stefan Ratchford all also touched down twice.
Warrington recorded ten tries in total - Ben Currie and Brett Hodgson, who also kicked seven goals, scoring the other two with the Wolves level on 13 points with St Helens and Catalan.
St Helens were also big winners as two tries each from former Australia international Josh Perry and Joe Greenwood saw them overcame basement boys Castleford Tigers 48-18.
Jarrod Sammut grabbed a pair of tries and a pair of goals as the Bradford Bulls held off a second-half fightback from Salford City Reds to record a 36-24 victory.
And two tries on debut from Jamie Shaul and another double from Ben Crooks allowed Hull FC to end a run of three games without a win with a 34-22 defeat of Wakefield.