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Ben Smith has had a debut to forget in France.
The former Highlanders and All Blacks outside back was red carded in his first match for new club Pau in the French Top 14 competition.
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He was sent from the field in the 51st minute after running into contact and contacting Stade Francais hooker Lucas Da Silva's head with his elbow.
Pau lost the match 21-18.
Smith, who played 84 tests for the All Blacks, joined Pau following this year's World Cup in Japan.