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Billy Twelvetrees
England
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Full name William Wesley F. Twelvetrees
Nickname 36
Born November 15, 1988, Chichester
Current age 26 years 12 days
Major teams British and Irish Lions, England Saxons, Gloucester Rugby, Leicester Tigers, England
Position Centre
Height 6 ft 3 in
Weight 220 lb

Test career
Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All Tests 2013-2014 15 12 3 15 3 0 0 0 11 4 0 73.33
Five/Six Nations 2013-2014 9 7 2 5 1 0 0 0 7 2 0 77.77

Career statistics
Test debut England v Scotland at Twickenham, Feb 2, 2013 match details
Last Test England v Samoa at Twickenham, Nov 22, 2014 match details
Test Statsguru Main menu | Career summary | Match list | Most points | Most tries | Tournament list

English Premiership
Team Span Mat Start Sub Pts Tries Conv Pens Drop Won Lost Draw %
All matches 2010-2014 71 62 9 311 11 29 66 0 39 30 2 56.33
Leicester Tigers 2010-2012 32 23 9 190 7 22 37 0 20 11 1 64.06
Gloucester Rugby 2012-2014 39 39 0 121 4 7 29 0 19 19 1 50.00
Profile

Billy Twelvetrees is a versatile back, who can play at both fly-half and at inside centre, who possesses the ability to cross the tryline while guiding his side home with the boot.

Twelvetrees - whose nickname is '36' following Geordan Murphy's assertion that 12 threes are 36 - has seen his reputation rocket after a successful season with Bedford during the 2008-09 season where he scored 18 tries for the Championship side. He re-joined Leicester in time for the 2009-10 season and took his bow for the Premiership side in October 2009 as a replacement for Dan Hipkiss in a Heineken Cup match.

And after sitting out much of the season with injury, Twelvetrees managed to get more game time under his belt during the 2010-11 season with the likes of Toby Flood, Jeremy Staunton and George Ford all injured at various moments throughout the campaign.

After an impressive season, Twelvetrees found himself in the England Saxons frame for the 2011 Churchill Cup. And with the likes of Flood on international duty at the 2011 World Cup, Twelvetrees relished the chance to shine for the Tigers in the 2011-12 season where he scored an incredible 29 points on two occasions against Wasps. In January 2012 Twelvetrees, who was called up for England Saxons' to face Irish Wolfhounds at the same timie, agreed to join Gloucester for the following season as he looked to boost his international prospects.

That decision paid dividends as Twelvetrees earned a call up to the England squad ahead of the 2013 Six Nations after consistently impressing for his new side.

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England change three for Australia (Nov 27, 2014) Vunipola, Care and Eastmond left out for Samoa Test (Nov 18, 2014) Burrell starts for Northampton against Exeter (Nov 13, 2014) Twelvetrees confirmed as Gloucester skipper (Aug 15, 2014) England wait on injured quartet (Jun 16, 2014) Billy Twelvetrees news and articles (50) »
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Oct 11, 2014
Chris Ashton leaves Billy Twelvetrees in his wake
Chris Ashton leaves Billy Twelvetrees in his wake
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Jun 14, 2014
England's Billy Twelvetrees steps past New Zealand's Ma'a Nonu
England's Billy Twelvetrees steps past New Zealand's Ma'a Nonu
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May 3, 2014
Gloucester's Billy Twelvetrees is carried off
Gloucester's Billy Twelvetrees is carried off
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Apr 6, 2014
Billy Twelvetrees argues with the referee
Billy Twelvetrees argues with the referee
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