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Dual-registered with Exeter Chiefs for a second successive year, Billy was born and raised in Cornwall and played his first rugby at the age of nine, for Newquay Hornets.
Educated at Treviglas Community College and then Truro College, his game continued to develop after signing for Exeter Chiefs. Indeed, not only has he achieved international recognition with England at various age groups, but he has also figured prominently for both Redruth and Plymouth Albion in the National Leagues.
In 2016/17, Billy featured for the Exeter Braves in the Aviva A League, but his big break came in November that season when he made his Chiefs debut in an Anglo-Welsh Cup clash away to Harlequins. Also, a week later, he was thrown in from the start in the same competition, putting in a highly impressive display as the Chiefs saw off Cardiff Blues 62-25 at Sandy Park.
A young forward always destined to take up rugby, he was also destined to be a prop! – Just like his dad Richard, the former Redruth and Cornwall player.
In his first 2017/18 season with the Cornish Pirates, Billy featured in 23 games.
Clare Balding, Pat Butcher, Keasty
Redruth, Plymouth Albion
What item can you not travel without when on an away trip?
If you could attend any sporting event in the world, what would it be?
Champions League Final or a big boxing fight
If you could be any other team mate for a week who would it be and why?
Harry Strong, just to see what goes on in his head everyday
Where is your favourite place in cornwall?
If you were not working in high performance sport what job/career would you like to do?