Beauxis blow for France
Broken hand rules out Stade star
Last Updated: 27/10/09 9:17am
Beauxis: Broken hand
Stade Français utility back Lionel Beauxis is set to miss France's November Tests after breaking his hand on Saturday.
Beauxis, who can slot in at fly-half or full-back, sustained the injury - a fracture of the right-hand scafoid bone - in his team's Top 14 match against Perpignan at the Stade de France.
He will now miss at least four weeks of action, leaving him an outside chance of making the side to face New Zealand on November 28, but he is more likely to return for the back-to-back Heineken Cup matches with Ulster in December.
France coach Marc Lièvremont is due to announce his team on Wednesday.