Former Wales captain Eddie Butler dies aged 65

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Former Wales captain Eddie Butler dies aged 65

Former Wales captain and third line Eddie Butler is dead, it was announced on Thursday BBC Scrum V. He died in his sleep during a charity trek in Peru, it is specified.

Between 1980 and 1984, Butler wore the Wales jersey 16 times, a team he captained six times. He had also been on the British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand in 1983.

After retiring in 1985, he became one of the faces of rugby on the BBC, regularly commentating on Welsh matches. Popular journalist, recognized author of documentary, Butler, in addition perfectly French-speaking, was 65 years old. His death sparked a wave of reactions in the world of rugby.

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