Pau have announced the signing of former Chiefs and Highlanders loosehead prop Jamie Mackintosh as a medical joker ahead of the new season.
The vastly experienced 31-year-old forward joins the Top 14 side after prop Julien Jacquot underwent surgery on his back during the off-season.
Mackintosh played for the Highlanders from 2007-2013 before moving to the Chiefs for the 2014 and 2015 campaigns. He arrived on Wednesday.
The prop was a mainstay for Southland in the NPC and made one appearance for New Zealand against Scotland in 2008 on their November tour.