Beauxis returns for France after six-year absence
The 32-year-old, who last wore an international jersey against Wales in March 2012, has been given the nod after teenage fly-half Matthieu Jalibert sustained knee ligament damage in last week’s last-gasp loss to Ireland.
Beauxis is one of three changes made by head coach Jacques Brunel, with Geoffrey Doumayrou replacing Henry Chavancy at inside centre and Marco Tauleigne starting at number eight, with Kevin Gourdon out due to an ankle injury.
Louis Picamoles takes Tauleigne’s spot among the replacements, with Baptiste Serin the back-up scrum-half in the absence of the injured Antoine Dupont, while Eddy Ben Arous is also added to the bench.
? Dimanche, direction ??????? Édimbourg ! Découvrez la composition de l'équipe choisie par Jacques Brunel et son staff pour affronter l'Écosse dimanche à 16h pour la 2e journée du tournoi des @SixNationsRugby ! #soutiensleXV #PrêtsAuCombat #ECOFRA pic.twitter.com/5vwGhJ8cDW
— FF Rugby (@FFRugby) February 9, 2018
France XV: Geoffrey Palis, Teddy Thomas, Remi Lamerat, Geoffrey Doumayrou, Virimi Vakatawa, Lionel Beauxis, Maxime Machenaud; Jefferson Poirot, Guilhem Guirado (captain), Rabah Slimani, Sebastien Vahaamahina, Arthur Iturria, Wenceslas Lauret, Yacouba Camara, Marco Tauleigne.
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