"The boys have come in really fresh and ready to go, with a new set of coaches it is very much a new environment with a fresh feel to the club.
"Not many people recognise each other which is nice in a way with everyone getting stuck in and getting to know each other whilst working hard. Getting all the basics right and we're fully aware of what needs to be done and how hard it is going to be.
"Any team needs to have consistency to compete at the highest level and as a squad we've been hammering the basics. Whether it be our set piece or our attack and defence.
A fresh coaching set-up in the form of Director of Rugby David Humphreys, and Head Coach Laurie Fisher aided by John Muggleton and Nick Walshe, Twelvetrees is enjoying the recipe and the work being put in.
"With new coaches, it is the sort of thing you want to get right straight away, but it will take time, as it would do with a new group of players coming together but it is definitely an exciting place to be at the moment.
"Laurie has been fantastic, he's come in straight away and started demanding high standards along with the other coaches in John and Nick and it has been good in that sense. The boys are learning quickly and it is getting things done.
"We've had two good pre season friendlies, and playing at Kingsholm is fantastic. With the boys getting to know each other really well, and the coaches putting their marker down, it is exactly what the boys need.
"For me, I can't wait to get the season started now!"
The Aviva Premiership continues to strengthen with every club possessing exciting ranges of talent, but what do Gloucester have to do to ensure they compete week in, week out?
"For me, again it is about composure, getting that winning mentality and then having a consistency of performance. Winning all your home games and making Kingsholm a fortress again, is something that we need to do if we want to be pushing for the top half of the table.
"The squad as a whole, we are looking forward to just nailing our basics very well and getting our set piece very accurate and playing good, smart rugby.
"It will be tough, the start of the season, and no tougher start away to Saints. But it's good being a rugby player, you have to look forward to the challenges."