Ross Moriarty rugby player
Ross Moriarty rugby player

Ross Moriarty

18th Apr 1994 1.88m/103kg No. 8

Ross, son of former Wales international back rower Paul, is also a back row forward by trade. He was educated at Glyncollen Primary School and Morriston Comprehensive School in Swansea, Wales.

A student at Hartpury College, he is capped at England U18 level. 2012-13 saw him play regularly for Hartpury RFC and also make his breakthrough for Gloucester at first team level.

He was part of England U20s Six Nations squad and played a big part in England U20s winning the Junior World Championship for the first time, in France, 2013, and then going one better to defend the title in New Zealand in 2014.

In November 2014, Ross signed a new contract with Gloucester Rugby, making his first team debut for the Cherry & Whites two years previous.

Despite his success at age-group level with England, Ross was selected for the initial 47-man training squad by Wales for the Rugby World Cup 2015.

Moriarty was included in the Welsh RWC Squad after initially missing out. An injury to Halfpenny saw Walker come into the squad who also injured himself days before the tournament allowing Moriarty to take his place.

He was voted Young Player of the Season by the club's supporters for 2015-16.

Moriarty was named in Rob Howley's squad for the 2017 Six Nations championship, having made 10 appearances for Wales - Ross has an enormous will to win and regularly impresses with his strong ball-carrying ability.

In April 2017, Moriarty was one of the shock calls in the 41 man squad for the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand. At his time of selection, Moriarty has made 17 Welsh caps.

In May 2017, Moriarty was named as Gloucester's Young Player of the Season for the 2016/17 season.

After 5 years with Gloucester, the club confirmed that Moriarty would be leaving Kingsholm at the end of the 2017 season after signing a two-year deal with Dragons Rugby.

Moriarty was named in the Wales squad for the 2018 June Tests and enters the test window with 20 Test caps.

Moriarty heads into the 2018 November International with 23 test caps.

Ahead of the 2019 Six Nations, Moriarty has had 9 previous 6 Nations appearances scoring 20 points.

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Career

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2015 - present
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2017 - present
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2013 - 2014
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