Planet Rugby

Twelvetrees happy with starring role

14th October 2013 12:34

Share:

Billy Twelvetrees Gloucester v Perpignan HEC 2013

Billy Twelvetrees: Kicked 17 points

Gloucester's Billy Twelvetrees is happy with his starring role in Saturday's win over Perpignan after being moved to fly-half just hours before kick-off.

The England international, who usually plays at inside centre, wore the number 10 jersey after Freddie Burns was ruled out through injury and kicked 17 points in Gloucester's 27-22 victory in their Heineken Cup opener at Kingsholm.

"Getting 17 points and a win, I'll definitely take that," Twelvetrees told the ERC website.

"I found out about two o'clock I'd be playing at 10 but we switch things about in training all the time so it wasn't an issue for me.

"It was probably harder for (inside centre) Ryan Mills coming off the bench but I thought he was incredible in his first Heineken Cup start.

"He was a big voice outside me and it really helped. And having a World Cup winner like Mike Tindall alongside you made things very easy for me."

Gloucester travel to Munster next weekend and Twelvetrees expects a backlash from the Irish province following their shock loss to Edinburgh on Saturday.

"Munster will be an incredible game, I've never been there so I can't wait to experience the atmosphere over there," he added.

"We will take the momentum from this win into next week and it's a game we are relishing."

  • Champions Cup Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
European Rugby Champions Cup
Friday , December 5
Montpellier vs Bath19:45
Saturday , December 6
Sale vs Saracens13:00
Munster vs Clermont Auvergne17:30
Ulster vs Scarlets19:45
Benetton Treviso vs Northampton13:00
Ospreys vs Racing Metro 9215:15
Sunday , December 7
Castres vs Wasps13:00
Harlequins vs Leinster15:15
Leicester vs Toulon17:30
Toulouse vs Glasgow15:15
More European Rugby Champions Cup fixtures
  • Champions Cup Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
European Rugby Champions Cup
Sunday , October 26
Clermont Auvergne 35 - 3 Sale Sharks
Castres 16 - 21 Leinster
Wasps 16 - 23 Harlequins
Benetton Treviso 10 - 26 Racing Metro 92
Saturday , October 25
Bath 19 - 21 Toulouse
Montpellier 13 - 15 Glasgow
Ulster 13 - 23 Toulon
Northampton 34 - 6 Ospreys
Scarlets 15 - 3 Leicester
Friday , October 24
Munster 14 - 3 Saracens
More European Rugby Champions Cup results
  • Champions Cup Table
Pool 1
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Munster28
2Clermont Auvergne26
3Saracens25
4Sale Sharks21
Pool 2
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Harlequins28
2Leinster28
3Wasps22
4Castres21
Pool 3
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Toulon28
2Scarlets24
3Leicester Tigers24
4Ulster21
Pool 4
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Glasgow Warriors29
2Toulouse28
3Montpellier22
4Bath21
Pool 5
European Rugby Champions Cup Table
PosTeamPPts
1Racing Metro Paris28
2Northampton25
3Ospreys25
4Treviso20