Tipped from a young age as a hot prospect for the future, it has taken a little longer than expected for Twelvetrees to break into the international set-up.
Whilst playing for the Leicester Tigers, Twelvetrees was nicknamed '36' based on the Irish-accented pronunciation of Twelvetrees by club captain Geordan Murphy, which sounded like "twelve threes".
On 28 January 2012, Twelvetrees signed a two-year deal to move from Leicester Tigers to play for Gloucester Rugby. However, on 27 September 2013, Twelvetrees signed a two-year contract extension to stay with Gloucester until the end of the 2015-16 season. On 15 August 2014, Twelvetrees was named new club captain for Gloucester for the 2014-15 season. In September 2017, he was awarded Try of the week for his week 4 try against Worcester Warriors.
The 24 year old former Leicester Tiger has moved onto pastures new with west country side Gloucester and the move was a wise choice by virtue of his call up to Stuart Lancaster's England squad for the 2013 Six Nations tournament.
Twelvetrees scored on his first appearance, touching down against Scotland in the 38-18 win. Since his call up to the 6 Nations in 2013, Twelvetrees has kept his place as England's 12 for his consistent performances. Twelvetrees was called up to the Lions for cover and started in the defeat against Brumbies. He has since made 16 appearances for England as well as 60 for Gloucester. He has been named in the English squad for the upcoming Six Nations in 2015.
Billy was named club captain of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the 2014-15 season and continued in that role in 2015-16.
Twelvetrees has played over 120 times for the club at the start of the 2017-18 season.
In December 2017 Twelvetrees re-signed with Gloucester.
He is now approaching 200 appearances for the club and has scored more than 360 points in total over the past two seasons as he continues to perform at a high level.
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