Ross Moriarty (born 18 April 1994) is an international rugby union player, who currently plays for Dragons and Wales as a flanker.

Ross Moriarty
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Birth nameRoss Moriarty
Date of birth (1994-04-18) 18 April 1994 (age 25)[1]
Place of birthSt Helens, Merseyside, England
Height1.88 m (6 ft 2 in)
Weight106 kg (234 lb; 16 st 10 lb)
Rugby union career
Position(s) Blindside Flanker
Number 8
Senior career
Years Team Apps (Points)
Hartpury College (loan)
Correct as of 22 April 2017
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
2018– Dragons 0 (0)
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
England U18
England U20
British and Irish Lions
Correct as of 10:30, 22 October 2019 (UTC)

Personal lifeEdit

Moriarty was born in St Helens, Merseyside while his father, former Wales international Paul Moriarty, was in the north of England playing rugby league. Moriarty is also the nephew of former Wales international captain Richard Moriarty.

He was educated at Glyncollen Primary School and Morriston Comprehensive School in Swansea, Wales. He took up rugby union at the age of ten playing for Swansea Schools and West Wales Schools. He also played his junior rugby at Gorseinon RFC

Club careerEdit

Moriarty made his debut for Gloucester on 10 November 2012 against the Ospreys, his age-grade team in the LV= Cup. He did not play for Gloucester regularly in his first season however, but was a regular with Hartpury RFC, where he was a student.

On 27 November 2017, Moriarty to leave Gloucester to join Welsh region Dragons in the Pro14 on a two-year WRU central contract from the 2018-19 season.[2]

International careerEdit


Moriarty made his international debut with England Under-18 against France at Fylde in February 2012. He went on to score tries against Scotland and Wales in his first four appearances, and helped England to become European champions in Spain.

He started the first two games for England in the 2013 under-20 Six Nations but was unavailable for the final three matches after being red carded in the match against Ireland in Athlone. He played in every match of the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship and scored three tries against the US in a pool game.

In the 2014 IRB Junior World Championship Moriarty won the tournament with England with impressive performances throughout the whole tournament.[3][4]


Moriarty made his full international debut in the starting line up for Wales versus Ireland on 8 August 2015.[5] On 15 September 2015, Moriarty was chosen as a replacement for Eli Walker in the 2015 Rugby World Cup squad after Walker suffered an injury.[6]


  1. ^ "British and Irish Lions 2017: Ross Moriarty's birthday surprise call-up". BBC Sport. 19 April 2017. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Wales back-row Ross Moriarty leaving Gloucester to join Dragons". Telegraph. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2017.
  3. ^ "England Under-20s vs South Africa Under-20s - Report - U20s World Championship 2014 2014 - 20 Jun, 2014 - ESPN".
  4. ^ "Junior World Championship: England 21-20 South Africa". 20 June 2014 – via
  5. ^ "Wales 21-35 Ireland". BBC Sport. 8 August 2015. Retrieved 3 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Rugby World Cup 2015: Eli Walker out of Wales squad". BBC. 15 September 2015. Retrieved 15 September 2015.

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