Centre Lukhanyo Am was the hero as Hollywoodbets Sharks got off to a winning start in the EPCR Challenge Cup, notching up a bonus-point 45-5 win against Section Paloise.
Am crossed twice in the first half to get a sensational scoring display off to a flyer.
Fly-half Curwin Bosch converted Am's two tries and added a penalty, but missed one on the half-hour that could have given the hosts a more commanding lead at the interval.
He also converted flanker Eben Etzebeth's try on the stroke of half-time to put them 24-5 up, with Pau's only response a 14th-minute try from Gregoire Arfeuil.
Wing Marnus Potgieter crossed one minute into the second half, with Bosch converting once more - and Pau's misery was compounded by Mehdi Tlili's 44th-minute yellow card.
It gave Sharks the space and opportunity to extend their advantage, with wing Makazole Mapimpi grabbing another try to stretch the lead to 40 points.