Billy Twelvetrees agrees new deal with Gloucester
The England centre has agreed a new two-year contract
Friday 27 September 2013
England international Billy Twelvetrees has signed a two-year contract extension with Gloucester.
The Aviva Premiership club announced fresh terms for the 24-year-old centre, who joined them from Leicester in 2012.
Twelvetrees made his England debut against Scotland in last season's RBS 6 Nations Championship.
And his growing status in the game was underlined when British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland called him up as injury cover during this summer's Australia tour.
"I am really settled here. The club has been great to me, and this has seen me develop my game and ultimately earn international recognition," Twelvetrees said.
"I've made great friends here, and to continue playing with the lads and developing partnerships is something that I cannot wait to continue."
Gloucester rugby director Nigel Davies added: "It's really positive news from our perspective.
"Billy has made a huge impact in his time here. He's made a big impact on the team itself, but also, individually, he's made progress and become an England international and then a British Lion.
"What he brings to this team is huge.
"He has got great mental strength and huge belief. He's very physical as a player, has a lot more in him in terms of his rugby ability and is very unique in that 12 position. He can take it up, play physically but also has some subtle touches, as well as being a kicker."
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