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Topic: Eddie Butler.
Posted By: Brainfart
Subject: Eddie Butler.
Date Posted: 15 September 2022 at 5:57pm
RIP Eddie Butler. 
He was taking part in a fundraising hike for Prostrate Cymru in Peru with his daughter Nell and sadly passed away in the early hours, peacefully. 
Condolences to his loved ones.
I loved the chemistry he shared with Brian Moore during many a home nations game. 
 



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Posted By: Dic Penderyn
Date Posted: 15 September 2022 at 6:13pm
Shocking news.


Posted By: Scarlet O'Hara
Date Posted: 15 September 2022 at 6:23pm
How very sad, my thoughts are with his family and friends.


Posted By: turkishrebel
Date Posted: 15 September 2022 at 6:28pm
Shocking news. One of the great voices of rugby and other sports. Always loved his and Brian Moore interactions.
Deepest condolences to his family and friendd


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Posted By: hoppy
Date Posted: 15 September 2022 at 6:41pm
Very sad news 65 years of age rest in peace Eddie Butler 


Posted By: cymru2006
Date Posted: 15 September 2022 at 7:01pm
Awful news, such a loss another voice of rugby gone. Watching international build ups will never be the same 🥲

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Posted By: Owen111
Date Posted: 15 September 2022 at 7:03pm
Passed away at a base camp in the Andes doing charity work. 

Good on you Eddie RIP 


Posted By: Bryn@man
Date Posted: 15 September 2022 at 9:07pm
Sad news. 

I can still hear Eddie’s words from the balcony at Penderyn Square in 2019. 

RIP


Posted By: Bys Meri Ann
Date Posted: 15 September 2022 at 9:15pm
Originally posted by Bryn@man Bryn@man wrote:

Sad news. 

I can still hear Eddie’s words from the balcony at Penderyn Square in 2019. 

RIP

Cytuno, he spoke very well. A big loss. I hope his services to Wales and to rugby will be remembered at our game on Saturday. 


Posted By: RR1972
Date Posted: 15 September 2022 at 9:19pm
Rip eddie  fine player captain commentator and top montage man


Posted By: reesytheexile
Date Posted: 15 September 2022 at 10:07pm
Sad news. Spent half an hour chatting with Eddie some 5 or 6 years ago when he was to speak at a literary book event in Mumbles and we were there early. I had last met him in the late’70’s over Abergavenny way when we spent a couple of hours drinking in the kitchen as men did in those days! A really good guy and of course pretty bright as well. In fact , a few of his fellow Welsh accused him of being “too English and biased “ despite his playing for Ray Prosser at Pontypool and as Captain for years, along with doing likewise for Wales. It seemed to cause chips on shoulders to bristle because he came from Monmouth way and went to Cambridge to read modern languages and was an erudite communicator. He also spoke at Welsh independence rallies- yet he was too English 😂 Embarrassing stuff. The tributes to Eddie tonight show how well thought of he was by his peers. RIP Eddie. We shall miss you 


Posted By: ladram
Date Posted: 15 September 2022 at 10:24pm
Loved his rapport with Brian Moore and don't forget he signed the stand alone petition when we played bath away that weekend.


Posted By: Dic Penderyn
Date Posted: 15 September 2022 at 10:44pm
Never forget in the year we won the treble,end of season on Scrum V(it wasn't a bad show in those days)he said "Wherever rugby is played in the world,Llanelli are at the fore-front of the game".It was plain that he took a great and real pleasure in the rugby the club produced at the time.


Posted By: scarletpimp
Date Posted: 15 September 2022 at 11:07pm
Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Sad news. Spent half an hour chatting with Eddie some 5 or 6 years ago when he was to speak at a literary book event in Mumbles and we were there early. I had last met him in the late’70’s over Abergavenny way when we spent a couple of hours drinking in the kitchen as men did in those days! A really good guy and of course pretty bright as well. In fact , a few of his fellow Welsh accused him of being “too English and biased “ despite his playing for Ray Prosser at Pontypool and as Captain for years, along with doing likewise for Wales. It seemed to cause chips on shoulders to bristle because he came from Monmouth way and went to Cambridge to read modern languages and was an erudite communicator. He also spoke at Welsh independence rallies- yet he was too English 😂 Embarrassing stuff. The tributes to Eddie tonight show how well thought of he was by his peers. RIP Eddie. We shall miss you 

Wonderful words Reesy..many thanks!
Your right, its typical in Wales, that we don't know what we have til its gone! Carwyn James, being a prime example.
Eddie was a good player, but as a broadcaster, he was truly one of the finest!
He had that remarkable, rich warm, unique Welsh delivery, that was almost poetic. I could listen to him talk on television or radio, or read prose, all day.

His knowledge and understanding of rugby was excellent, and he had developed his understated style, coupled with dry humour. This of course, was in complete in contrast to that of his to his frequent "sparring partner" Brian Moore, which would lead to some wonderful almost comic moments during commentary. Lovely tribute from Brian by the way.

In the wider perspective, as Ressy has indicated, Eddie's contribution to Welsh life and culture, went well beyond rugby. He also contributed hugely to many charities.

My final memories of him, were the sincere, rich and warm tribute to our own legend Phil Bennet(benny). It was eloquent and touching, and no one could it better than Eddie.
Now sadly, he has gone himself...so suddenly, leaving many of us shocked!
Rugby, and Welsh life will be much poorer for his passing.
We at Parc will miss you Eddie, and heartfelt condolences go wife, children and family




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Posted By: thommo
Date Posted: 16 September 2022 at 7:05am
Eddie was not afraid to ask the right questions.  No better example was when on scrim v he took that obnoxious lowlife Gareth Thomas apart for his role in getting Ruddock sacked.
RIP Eddie a good guy.



Posted By: GPR - Rochester
Date Posted: 16 September 2022 at 7:13am
Originally posted by scarletpimp scarletpimp wrote:

Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Sad news. Spent half an hour chatting with Eddie some 5 or 6 years ago when he was to speak at a literary book event in Mumbles and we were there early. I had last met him in the late’70’s over Abergavenny way when we spent a couple of hours drinking in the kitchen as men did in those days! A really good guy and of course pretty bright as well. In fact , a few of his fellow Welsh accused him of being “too English and biased “ despite his playing for Ray Prosser at Pontypool and as Captain for years, along with doing likewise for Wales. It seemed to cause chips on shoulders to bristle because he came from Monmouth way and went to Cambridge to read modern languages and was an erudite communicator. He also spoke at Welsh independence rallies- yet he was too English 😂 Embarrassing stuff. The tributes to Eddie tonight show how well thought of he was by his peers. RIP Eddie. We shall miss you 

Wonderful words Reesy..many thanks!
Your right, its typical in Wales, that we don't know what we have til its gone! Carwyn James, being a prime example.
Eddie was a good player, but as a broadcaster, he was truly one of the finest!
He had that remarkable, rich warm, unique Welsh delivery, that was almost poetic. I could listen to him talk on television or radio, or read prose, all day.

His knowledge and understanding of rugby was excellent, and he had developed his understated style, coupled with dry humour. This of course, was in complete in contrast to that of his to his frequent "sparring partner" Brian Moore, which would lead to some wonderful almost comic moments during commentary. Lovely tribute from Brian by the way.

In the wider perspective, as Ressy has indicated, Eddie's contribution to Welsh life and culture, went well beyond rugby. He also contributed hugely to many charities.

My final memories of him, were the sincere, rich and warm tribute to our own legend Phil Bennet(benny). It was eloquent and touching, and no one could it better than Eddie.
Now sadly, he has gone himself...so suddenly, leaving many of us shocked!
Rugby, and Welsh life will be much poorer for his passing.
We at Parc will miss you Eddie, and heartfelt condolences go wife, children and family



Reesy & Pimp - you have summed up my feelings precisely. RIP Eddie - gone far too young. A true broadcasting great. 


Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 19 September 2022 at 3:10pm
Originally posted by thommo thommo wrote:

Eddie was not afraid to ask the right questions.  No better example was when on scrim v he took that obnoxious lowlife Gareth Thomas apart for his role in getting Ruddock sacked.
RIP Eddie a good guy.


Indeed he did, he stared down the bully who ranted and raved, truth hurts
It does annoy men when people say he wasnt welsh enough , utter small minded nonsense. You can actually be welsh, a patriot and an eloquent intelligent cambridge grad too... 
Butler was a class act and the fact the hardest team in britain made him their captain shows how he earned their respect too. The man was class. 


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Posted By: Dai Guevara
Date Posted: 19 September 2022 at 6:00pm
He really stood out among all the ambitious, mediocre, yes-men in the media and was not afraid to be criticised for his political beliefs.
He joins another trio of great Welsh patriots in Carwyn, Ryan Davies and Grav who all died overseas, and far too young.


Posted By: aber-fan
Date Posted: 19 September 2022 at 6:09pm
Originally posted by GPR - Rochester GPR - Rochester wrote:

Originally posted by scarletpimp scarletpimp wrote:

Originally posted by reesytheexile reesytheexile wrote:

Sad news. Spent half an hour chatting with Eddie some 5 or 6 years ago when he was to speak at a literary book event in Mumbles and we were there early. I had last met him in the late’70’s over Abergavenny way when we spent a couple of hours drinking in the kitchen as men did in those days! A really good guy and of course pretty bright as well. In fact , a few of his fellow Welsh accused him of being “too English and biased “ despite his playing for Ray Prosser at Pontypool and as Captain for years, along with doing likewise for Wales. It seemed to cause chips on shoulders to bristle because he came from Monmouth way and went to Cambridge to read modern languages and was an erudite communicator. He also spoke at Welsh independence rallies- yet he was too English 😂 Embarrassing stuff. The tributes to Eddie tonight show how well thought of he was by his peers. RIP Eddie. We shall miss you 

Wonderful words Reesy..many thanks!
Your right, its typical in Wales, that we don't know what we have til its gone! Carwyn James, being a prime example.
Eddie was a good player, but as a broadcaster, he was truly one of the finest!
He had that remarkable, rich warm, unique Welsh delivery, that was almost poetic. I could listen to him talk on television or radio, or read prose, all day.

His knowledge and understanding of rugby was excellent, and he had developed his understated style, coupled with dry humour. This of course, was in complete in contrast to that of his to his frequent "sparring partner" Brian Moore, which would lead to some wonderful almost comic moments during commentary. Lovely tribute from Brian by the way.

In the wider perspective, as Ressy has indicated, Eddie's contribution to Welsh life and culture, went well beyond rugby. He also contributed hugely to many charities.

My final memories of him, were the sincere, rich and warm tribute to our own legend Phil Bennet(benny). It was eloquent and touching, and no one could it better than Eddie.
Now sadly, he has gone himself...so suddenly, leaving many of us shocked!
Rugby, and Welsh life will be much poorer for his passing.
We at Parc will miss you Eddie, and heartfelt condolences go wife, children and family



Reesy & Pimp - you have summed up my feelings precisely. RIP Eddie - gone far too young. A true broadcasting great. 

I second that - lovely reminiscences from reesy, and an exact summing up from pimp - Eddie was a good player, but a great broadcaster blessed with a superb speaking voice... I knew of his love of France, but oddly didn't realise (or maybe had forgotten) that his degree was in French and Spanish... he did some superb pieces from France in the run-up to tests over there.

As a number of you have said, his to-and-fro commentaries  with Brian Moore were often comedy gold - the suave Welshman and the fiery Englishman, an inversion of the stereotypes. It's no surprise that the honest, heart-on-sleeve Moore has commented movingly on Eddie's passing. I was also mystified by the occasional hostility to Eddie, apparently on the grounds that he was 'posh', or something... he always seemed a lovely man, though I never met him.

RIP, Eddie.


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Posted By: Oracle
Date Posted: 19 September 2022 at 6:58pm
He made gingers fashionable LOLLOLLOL


Posted By: bydder
Date Posted: 19 September 2022 at 9:33pm
Gary Lineker also mentioned on MOTD "Nos da Eddie"
RIP Eddie Butler


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Posted By: roy munster
Date Posted: 20 September 2022 at 4:08pm
Loads of great tributes on youtube and scrumv where brian moore was in bits...I caught an interview with him on his sacred home at pooler park, that was great....His fave layers were gerald and benny....Theres a book he did on the best ever welsh xv too....His voice over work was magnificent....try one chance for the derby....the intro to westminster for the queens funeral....The 2012 and rio olympics....his speech on welsh independence on the balcony at merthyr town hall....His work will live on

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