Eddie Butler (rugby union)

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Eddie Butler
Eddie Butler and Iqwal.jpg
Butler in 2010
Full nameEdward Thomas Butler
Date of birth(1957-05-08)8 May 1957
Place of birthNewport, Wales
Date of death15 September 2022(2022-09-15) (aged 65)
Place of deathInca Trail to Machu Picchu, Peru[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Number eight
Amateur team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1976–1990 Pontypool RFC ()
Correct as of 13 September 2008
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1980–1984 Template:Nrut 16 (8)
Correct as of 14 September 2008

Edward Thomas Butler (8 May 1957 – 15 September 2022) was a Welsh journalist, sports commentator, and Welsh rugby union player. He played for the Wales national rugby union team team between 1980 and 1984 and scored 2 tries. Butler was known for his support of Welsh independence.[2][3][4][5]

Butler died peacefully in his sleep at while at a camp during a hiking trip in Cusco in the Andes mountains in Peru at the age of 65.[6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Former Wales captain and commentator Eddie Butler dies aged 65". The Irish Times.
  2. "Eddie Butler: Wales has been abandoned by Westminster". Nation.Cymru. 11 February 2022. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  3. Thomas, Simon (21 September 2021). "Eddie Butler is worried about Wales and says independence is the only way". WalesOnline. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  4. "Eddie Butler says Wales 'lacks confidence' to take responsibility for governing itself". The National Wales. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  5. "Full Eddie Butler Speech - AUOB Merthyr". YesCymru EN. Retrieved 1 September 2022.
  6. "Eddie Butler death: Latest tributes as rugby world devastated". Wales Online. 15 September 2022. Retrieved 15 September 2022.
  7. "Eddie Butler: Former Wales rugby captain and legendary broadcaster dies aged 65". BBC Sport. 15 September 2022. Retrieved 15 September 2022.