Will Butler

Left Centre

DOB 17 Apr 1998
Birthplace ,
Weight 92 KG
Height 1.78 M

Will Butler came through the Warriors Junior Academy before joining the Senior Academy in the summer of 2016.

In his first season at Sixways, Butler was a regular for Worcester Cavaliers and was handed his first-team debut in a European Challenge Cup clash in Moscow against Enisei-STM.

Sadly, an injury sustained during the game in Russia kept the young centre out for most of the season before he returned to help England Under 20s win the Six Nations in 2017.

An elbow injury, sustained in the Premiership Rugby Sevens in August 2018, further disrupted Butler's progress but he returned to action in December and impressed for Cavaliers, who he captained in the Premiership Rugby Shield.

Butler suffered a further setback when he sustained an ankle injury on his seasonal debut at Bath in September 2019 and was ruled out for four months. He returned to action against Enisei-STM in the European Challenge Cup in January 2020 as a second half replacement and marked his return with a try.

He was appointed Warriors Assistant Club Captain in July 2020 and led Warriors in away Premiership matches against Wasps and Exeter Chiefs in August 2o2o.

Butler's injury jinx struck again when he sustained a serious ankle injury in the Premiership match at Bath in September 2020 and again when he damaged knee ligaments in a Premiership Rugby Cup match against Bristol Bears in November 2021.

He had a spell on loan with Cornish Pirates in the Greene King IPA Championship at the end of the 2020/21 season.

Butler was a key player in England Under 20s' run to the World Rugby Under 20 Championship final later that year, where they were eventually beaten by New Zealand.

Butler joined the Warriors set-up aged 14 and made his way up the age-groups, helping the Under 18s to Finals Day success both in 2016 and 2017 - as they beat Exeter Chiefs and Saracens.

He started playing rugby aged seven at Ledbury RFC and stayed with them through to Under 17 level, representing Herefordshire, North Midlands and England Lions Under 16s along the way.

Butler scored two tries on his England Under 17s debut against France and played his first game at Under 18 level against the corresponding French team in February 2016.