|Born||Heckmondwike, Yorkshire, August 9 1929
|Internationals||28 caps between 1953 and 1959
|Inducted||England v Australia (November 27, 2004)
The Northampton centre, who died in April 2004 aged 74, was renowned – among his many qualities – for his ability to off-load a perfectly timed pass to lurking team-mates.
He had a scorching turn of speed and played a heroic role in England’s 14-man victory over Australia at Twickenham in 1958. Butterfield had moved to fly half after Phil Horrocks-Taylor had to leave the field late in the first half. It was Butterfield who supplied the pass for Peter Jackson’s famous match-winning try.
Butterfield’s contributions can now be trumpeted from the Wall of Fame.
Article by Dai Llewellyn