|Full name||Brian L. Butler|
|Born||January–March 1948 (age 64–65)
Llanelli district, Wales
Brian L. Butler (birth registered January–March 1948 (age 64–65) in Llanelli district) is a Welsh rugby union and professional rugby league footballer of the 1960s and '70s, playing representative level rugby union (RU) for a 'Wales XV', and at club level for Felinfoel RFC, and Llanelli RFC, as a Prop, i.e. number 1 or 3, and playing representative level rugby league (RL) for Wales, and at club level for Bradford Northern, Swinton, and Warrington, as a Prop, i.e. number 8 or 10.
Rugby union career
Butler first came to prominance as a rugby union player when he represented Felinfoel. Like many other players before him, he moved from Feloinfoel to neighbouring Llanelli where he played as prop. In the 1967-68 season he was a regular in the first team, opposite Byron Gale with club captain Norman Gale completing the front row. Although never capped for the Wales national team he was selected to tour Argentina in 1968 as part of a select 'Wales XV'. Butler played against Argentina on 14 September at Buenos Aires; the Wales XV lost 9-5. No caps were awarded.
In June 1970 Bulter, along with club-mate Stuart Gallacher switched to professional league, joining Bradford Northern. This act severed his ties with rugby union and he never played the sport again.
- "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Williams, Graham; Lush, Peter; Farrar, David (2009). The British Rugby League Records Book. London League. pp. 108–114. ISBN 978-1-903659-49-6.
- Hughes, Gareth (1986). The Scarlets: A History of Llanelli Rugby Club. Llanelli: Llanelli Borough Council. pp. 201–205. ISBN 0906821053.
- "Wales XV tour - Buenos Aires, 14 September 1968: Argentina 9 - 5 Wales XV". espnscrum.com. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
- "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org
- Statistics at scrum.com
- Photograph "Brian Butler covered" at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
- Photograph "Brian Butler Breaks" at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
- Photograph "Seabourne leads his men" at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
- Photograph "Hutchinson goes in for a tackle" at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
- Photograph "Brian Butler" at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
- Photograph "Brian Butler Makes A Break" at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com
- Photograph "Butler goes down" at rugbyleagueheritageproject.com