Butler buzzing for return of rugby

Warriors centre Will Butler cannot wait for the 2019/20 Gallagher Premiership to resume in two weeks’ time.

Butler had only just returned from a lay-off with an ankle injury when the season was halted in March by the Coronavirus lockdown.

Having spent four months recovering from the injury, which he suffered on his seasonal debut in the Premiership Rugby Cup match at Bath, another period of enforced idleness was the last things that Butler needed.

But Butler returned to training at Sixways with the rest of the squad in June and Warriors’ newly-appointed Assistant Club Captain is now relishing the return to playing when Gloucester Rugby visit Sixways for a rescheduled match on August 15.

“It’s been a weird time for everyone but the boys and the new coaches are pleased to be back in training and to have a bit of routine,” said the former England Under-20s captain.

“We haven’t had a full pre-season to get things set in stone so it will be interesting. It’s going to be a good dry run almost for the next season

“I think all the boys just want to be playing rugby and the sooner we get back to playing the better for everyone, the fans included.

“We are all excited, the coaches as well, and we are just raring to go.

“Getting back to your own routine and seeing the lads has been really nice for everyone.

“The three month break actually probably helped the body relax and settle down a bit. But I’m buzzing to get back and I’m raring to go.”