A Super League record crowd of 31,555 witnessed Catalans Dragons cruise to a 33-16 victory over Wigan Warriors at Camp Nou.
Canberra Raiders coach Ricky Stuart paid tribute to his former team-mate Quentin Pongia after the former prop died on Saturday.
Second-half tries from Chris Hankinson and Morgan Escare secured Wigan Warriors victory over lowly London Broncos.
There was only one try in Wigan's game against Castleford, with Sam Powell's second-half score enough to earn the Warriors victory.
Super League leaders St Helens scored 11 tries in a brutal thrashing off Hull FC, whose city rivals were also giving a hammering.
Regan Grace scored a hat-trick of tries as St Helens moved four points clear in Super League thanks to victory over rivals Wigan Warriors.
Wigan Warriors must find another new coach after Shaun Edwards, previously set to take over next term, decided not to take up the post.
A wonderful night for St Helens saw them thrash fellow Super League front-runners Warrington Wolves as Wigan lost at Wakefield.
Kris Radlinski has described the unfortunate Dom Manfredi's latest knee-injury setback as a "devastating blow" for the wing.
Warrington Wolves and Castleford Tigers each enjoyed spectacular wins on Friday, despite contrasting starts to their Super League matches.