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Although normally an inside centre, Twelvetrees deputised for England fly-half Toby Flood in the Tigers’ 10 shirt and did more than a passable impression of an international calibre stand-off in the hosts’ 29-11 victory.
Twelvetrees scored two tries and added five penalties and two conversions with the boot as he scored all the Tigers points.
Already on the fringes of selection having been capped at England Saxons level, Twelvetrees might well have done enough to force his way into Stuart Lancaster’s EPS squad which is announced on Wednesday.
“Billy has improved this year out of sight,” said Cockerill.
“His ball-carrying has been really good for us and, as you saw, his goal-kicking was very, very good.
“Billy was a bit rusty at 10 because he's not played there for a little while, and Anthony Allen at 12 hadn't played for three months, so that combination was a little bit rusty.”
The result cements the Tigers’ place in the top four but Twelvetrees wasn’t the only England hopeful to make a point to Lancaster as Jonny May and Charlie Sharples both touched down for Gloucester.
However ultimately it was in a losing cause as Worcester came out 21-15 winners with former England fly-half Andy Goode contributing a try, a penalty and a conversion.
The victory lifts the Warriors up to ninth and 13 points clear of bottom side Newcastle who lost at home to Exeter 16-10.