"Goodbye Billy" Gloucester Legend Says Farewell To Fans After Final Match at Kingsholm Stadium - Ruck

“Goodbye Billy” Gloucester Legend Says Farewell To Fans After Final Match at Kingsholm Stadium

Gloucester Rugby veteran Billy Twelvetrees received a resounding ovation from the Kingsholm faithful, as the Cherry and Whites played their final home game of the season. Twelvetrees will now depart Gloucester after eleven years, as he moves down to the Championship to join up with Ealing Trailfinders.

The 34-year-old, who previously toured with the British & Irish Lions in 2013, rose to prominence in the Championship with Bedford Blues and Leicester Tigers before joining Gloucester in 2012 and amassing 22 caps for England. Twelvetrees or ’36’ as he’s known (twelve threes), was sent off in style by a sea of cherry and white, on his final home game for the club against Sale Sharks.

Match Winner Billy Twelvetrees of Gloucester Rugby celebrates after winning during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Gloucester Rugby and London Irish at Kingsholm Stadium on May 28 2021 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)

Gloucester took Sale to their very limit, yet the Sharks were able to overpower the West Country side secure their home semi-final in this year’s Premiership Play-Offs. Sale left Kingsholm Stadium with an away victory, at 22-25, a masterclass performance from Fly Half George Ford steered the ship, as the Sharks continue to etch their name in their own history books.

Tries from Jean-Luc du Preez, Jono Ross and Sam James built a healthy points tally, with Ford adding 10 points from the tee. Gloucester retaliated through Lewis Ludlow, Louis Rees-Zammit and Jonny May, with Adam Hastings adding seven from the boot.

Gloucester finish their regular season with a trip to Ashton Gate, as they take on local rivals Bristol Bears. With Twelvetrees moving on, Bristol fans should expect to see a strong Gloucester following make the short trip down the M5 before he leaves the club.