Lionel made his international debut for France against Italy during the 2007 Six Nations Championship, with his performance sealing his place in France's squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup.
A chain of injuries followed, causing Lionel to miss out on the 2008 Six Nations.
The fly-half took time out from international rugby and focused on his game time at Stade Francais in the Top 14 before confirming a transfer to Bordeaux Begles in 2014.
He displayed incredible performances for the side for 3 years until he grasped the attention of injury-stricken side, the Lyons, signing a two-season contract beginning July 1, 2017.
Beauxis started the 2017/18 season in fine form and caught the eye of new France national coach Jacques Brunel who called the veteran flyhalf up ahead of the 2nd round of the 2018 Six Nations.
He was named in the starting line up to face Scotland and will play his first test match in 6 years having last played against Wales in 2012.
He has accumulated 20 Test caps and 125 points - as of 9 February 2018.
As of the 2018/2019 Champions Cup, Beauxis has had 56 European Cups appearances, scoring 2 tries and 382 points.
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