Transfer-listed full-back Zak Hardaker made a low-key return as Leeds Rhinos produced their most dominant performance of the season to beat Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 32-6.
Last year's Man of Steel has not played since expressing his desire to leave and test himself in the NRL but Liam Sutcliffe stole the show with a 20-point haul as the champions made it back-to-back wins for the first time in 2016.
Fast starts have not been an issue for the Rhinos in recent weeks and they were quickly out of the blocks again as Mitch Achurch opened the scoring.
Leeds held a 10-point advantage at the break after Sutcliffe converted a try from Brad Singleton, who crossed again early in the second half with Wakefield debutant David Fifita in the sin bin.
Sutcliffe continued his excellent night with the boot to put the Rhinos out of sight and then went over himself with Bill Tupou in the bin.
Leeds remain bottom of the First Utility Super League despite their first away win of the year while Wakefield - whose only points came from Ben Jones-Bishop's converted try - are still on course for a top-eight finish.
Brian McDermott says Leeds have their sights on eighth-placed Widnes after making it back-to-back wins.
"Widnes next up is an important game," said Rhinos head coach McDermott. "There's a bit to play for.
"We've looked like a lost cause on occasions this year in terms of the league table but now we've got a bit of a sniff.
"The crowd were brilliant again," he added.
"We'll remember this year for a lot of things and the one thing that I'll remember above all is how strong and solid the fans have been. They've been absolutely fantastic.
"First off to get their head out of the door to come watch this game in these conditions and to be as vocal and supportive as they have been, credit to them."
Wakefield - whose only points came from Ben Jones-Bishop's converted try - remain on course for a top-eight finish despite the setback.
"Leeds have got a lot of quality players and are a team full of internationals," said Wildcats head coach Chris Chester.
"We needed to keep hold of the ball and we couldn't do that tonight.
"Our discipline let us down and our completion rate was around 50 per cent, and you can't afford to do that against Leeds.
"They were the better side and controlled the game a lot better than us. We were second best."