Former France flyhalf Beauxis calls time on career
Former France flyhalf Lionel Beauxis has called time on his professional rugby career.
A cult figure in France, Beauxis is currently playing for Beziers in the ProD2, but has decided that this will be his final season after an astonishing 20 years in professional rugby.
He won 28 caps across for France in an on-again, off-again Test career, his international debut coming against Italy in the 2007 Guinness Six Nations.
“It’s time to hang up the boots and make place for the youth,” the 36-year-old told French channel Canal Plus.
Between 2007 and 2018, Beauxis appeared in 28 games for France, including the 2007 World Cup.
Beauxis has won the Top 14 twice, once with Stade Francais in 2007 and a second time with Toulouse in 2012.
Pau, Bordeaux-Begles, Lyon, and Oyonnax were among his other clubs in a storied club career.
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I'm sure that I'd hate him if I didn't support the Hurricanes and All Blacks but as it is I love that man to death.Go to comments
The hard work and commitment may not have led to an AB jersey. There's a big queue in his position all fighting for the same thing. However it has led to a whole new set of experiences including travel, history, cultures he may never otherwise have been exposed to. And all of that while still being able to ply his trade he loves and get paid for it! How could anyone say anything other than "Go with my blessing! You deserve it."Go to comments