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I'm learning all the time, says Billy

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Billy Twelvetrees says he is developing all the time with Leicester Tigers and England Saxons.

The Tigers centre will make his third start of the Churchill Cup after being named in the Saxons team to take on Canada in the final at Worcester’s Sixways ground (kick-off 4.30pm).

Twelvetrees was Tigers second leading points scorer last season behind Toby Flood, scoring 144 points in 18 appearances in all competitions. He has also been among the points for the Saxons, scoring a try in the wins over USA and Tonga during the group stages to help the Saxons to the final.

And the 22-year-old says his time with the Saxons has highlighted areas of his game to improve.

“You develop all of the time,” says Twelvetrees. “There is not one point in your career where you are established. You are always learning new stuff.

“You are never the finished article and coming away with the Saxons has highlighted a few things to do and that’s been good.”

Twelvetrees admits his selection for the Saxons in January for their games against Italy A and Ireland A came as a surprise.

“I was looking to get into the squad for Leicester and play more and break into the first team,” says Twelvetrees. “To get the Saxons call-up was a bit of a nice surprise. To get through the Six Nations and now the Churchill Cup, it’s been good to get some game time with some new players.”