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Ross Moriarty
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Ross Moriarty

Cap No 1121

Profile Biog
DOB 18th Apr 1994
Birthplace St Helens,Lancs
Position Back Row
Club/Region Dragons
Height 1.88 m (6' 2“)
Weight 103.18 kg (16st 3lbs)
Honours Wales (45 caps)

Ross Moriarty comes from good rugby stock being the son of former Wales dual code international Paul and nephew of ex-Wales captain Richard.

He was born in St Helens, on Merseyside, while his father was playing rugby league at Widnes, but was educated at Morriston Comprehensive School. He played football up to the age of 12 before switching to rugby at Gorseinon RFC. He played for Swansea Schools and West Wales Schools, beginning life as a full back before moving into the forwards.

He was in the in the Ospreys age grade system as a full back, but then moved to Hartpury College. A switch to the back row saw him earn selection for England Under 18 and 20 and earned him an Academy contract at Gloucester. His debut for the Cherry & Whites came in the LV= Cup at the age of 18 against the Ospreys in 2012. He went on to make 51 appearances for them, including winning the European Challenge Cup in 2015, before joining the Dragons in the summer of 2018.

He twice won the Junior World Championship with England U20, in 2013 and 2014, playing alongside such future England stars as Maro Itoje, Jack Nowell, Anthony Watson, Henry Slade, Luke Cowan-Dickie, Alec Hepburn and Ollie Devoto. England beat Wales in the 2013 final, with Moriarty facing future team mates in Hallam Amos, Elliot Dee and Ellis Jenkins.

He opted to play for Wales at senior level, winning his first cap against Ireland in 2015 and appearing in the World Cup later that year. He is one of only 15 ‘Father & Son’ teams to have played for Wales and Moriarty’s became the first family to play at the World Cup for Wales.

He was picked for the British & Irish Lions tour to New Zealand in 2017, but was only able to play in the opening game against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians because of a nerve problem in his lower back.

He toured with Wales in the summer of 2018 and was sent-off near the end of the 30-12 win over Argentina in Santa Fe for putting a choke hold on Nicolas Sanchez. He received a four week ban.

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First Team

Dan Biggar

Dan Biggar

Fly Half

Josh Adams

Josh Adams

Wing

Hallam Amos

Hallam Amos

Wing

Adam Beard

Adam Beard

Lock

Gareth Davies

Gareth Davies

Scrum Half

Cory Hill

Cory Hill

Lock

Seb Davies

Seb Davies

Lock

Eliott Dee

Elliot Dee

Hooker

Ryan Elias

Ryan Elias

Hooker

Rob Evans

Rob Evans

Prop

Wyn Jones

Wyn Jones

Prop

Samson Lee

Samson Lee

Prop

Dillon Lewis

Dillon Lewis

Prop

Ross Moriarty

Ross Moriarty

Back Row

George North

George North

Wing

Hadleigh Parkes

Hadleigh Parkes

Centre

Aaron Wainwright

Aaron Wainwright

Back Row

Owen Watkin

Owen Watkin

Centre

Tomos Williams

Tomos Williams

Scrum Half

Jake Ball

Jake Ball

Lock

Talupe Faletau

Taulupe Faletau

Back Row

Leigh Halfpenny

Leigh Halfpenny

Full Back

Alun Wyn Jones

Alun Wyn Jones

Lock

Josh Navidi

Josh Navidi

Flanker

Ken Owens

Ken Owens

Hooker

Aaron Shingler

Aaron Shingler

Back Row

Justin Tipuric

Justin Tipuric

Back Row

Liam Williams

Liam Williams

Full Back / Wing

Leon B

Leon Brown

Prop

Jonah Holmes

Jonah Holmes

Wing

Jarrod Evans

Jarrod Evans

Fly Half

Rhys Carre

Rhys Carre

Prop

Johnny McNicholl

Johnny McNicholl

Full back/Wing

Taine Basham

Taine Basham

Back row

WillGriff John

WillGriff John

Prop

Will Rowlands

Will Rowlands

Second Row

Louis Rees-Zammit

Louis Rees-Zammit

Winger

Nick Tompkins

Nick Tompkins

Centre

Rhys Webb

Rhys Webb

Scrum Half

Dewi Lake

Dewi Lake

Hooker

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