Billy Twelvetrees joined Gloucester Rugby from the Leicester Tigers ahead of the 2012-13 season. Originally from Sussex, Billy joined the Tigers Academy in 2007 and had a spell at Leicester Lions as well as scoring 18 tries, 16 conversions, and 13 penalties on loan for Bedford in 2008-09.
Capped at Saxons level by England, he possesses an ideal mix of size and skill. He has a fine boot when kicking out of hand and is a more than capable goal kicker. He quickly impressed with Gloucester Rugby and earned a call up to England's Elite Player Squad for the 2013 Six Nations, making his debut against Scotland at Twickenham, scoring a try in the process.
A fine first season was reflected in his selection for the England tour of Argentina. He scored a try in the first test before being called up to the British & Irish Lions squad. Billy then continued his fine form on the international stage coupled with picking up the captaincy for the Cherry and Whites as he appeared in all five games in the 2014 RBS Six Nations.
Billy was named club captain of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the 2014-15 season and continued in that role in 2015-16. He is one of the most experienced players in the squad and bleeds Cherry and White.