Eddie Butler broadcaster dies aged 65

By Abhishek Chauhan September 16, 2022

Former Wales rugby union captain and legendary broadcaster and 

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commentator Eddie Butler has died at the age of 65.

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After rising to prominence with club side Pontypool, Butler played 16 times 

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for Wales between 1980 and 1984, captaining the side on six occasions and scoring two tries. 

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The number eight was called up to the British and Irish Lions squad that toured New Zealand 

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After retirement he became a respected rugby broadcaster.

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Butler died in his sleep on a charity trek in Peru. 

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