Moriarty happy to choose Wales

Date published: August 7 2015

Ross Moriarty has no regrets of choosing to play for Wales having previously represented England U20.

Following in the footsteps of his father Paul and uncle Richard who both turned out for Wales, Moriarty will win his first cap against Ireland this Saturday in Cardiff.

Moriarty is coming off a breakthrough season at Gloucester and the 21-year-old has said that making his debut at a sold-out Millennium Stadium will be "all the more special."

“I got well looked after with England at Under-20 level, but Wales gave me a good opportunity and I could never turn it down,” Moriarty told WalesOnline.

“I am happy with how it has worked out.

“If it came to a choice, I would have to go with the heart and choose Wales because of the history with my family and myself growing up as a Welsh boy.

“Growing up as young boy in Swansea and my dad and uncle playing for Wales, it was always the dream and winning my first cap at the Millennium Stadium makes it all the more special.

“I have got 11 tickets so I have asked quite a few. It’s a big occasion for all of us. Everyone is really proud and excited for me, as any parents would be if their son was going to be playing for Wales.

“I never even thought of playing for until the week I had the phone call and I was happy playing at Gloucester, I had no involvement in international rugby, it was the last thing on my mind.”