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Born a stones-throw from Thomond Park, Ian Moriarty cut his journalistic teeth writing for Midi Olympique in France. He is currently a freelance rugby writer and has been contributing to Scrum.com since 2008.
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Rugby World Cup 2011
Oct 11, 2011:  "Naming an unchanged team for this weekend's game could be considered something of a bold new step for Lièvremont if he is indeed the person in charge of the controls" writes Ian Moriarty
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Sep 28, 2011:  "While the rest of rugby's major nations have been jostling for position, the French, if some of the media are to be believed, have hit the implode button." Ian Moriarty writes
Top 14 Orange
Sep 27, 2011:  Biarritz coach Patrice Lagisguet was quick to take aim at his players and match referee Jean-Luc Rebollal after the Basque side continued their winless start to the season with a 24-29 defeat at home to Perpignan
Top 14 Orange
Sep 19, 2011:  Toulouse forwards coach Yannick Bru has admitted his surprise at the French Champions' start to the season in spite of the loss of their French stars to World Cup duty
Top 14 Orange - Round 3
Sep 12, 2011:  Toulouse Captain Yannick Nyanga has paid tribute to new team mate Luke McAllister after the former All Black steered the French Champions to a 41-36 win over Racing Metro on Saturday
Top 14 Orange - Round 2
Sep 5, 2011:  Defending champions Toulouse notched their first win of the new Top 14 season with a 19-9 victory over Lyon at the Stade Gerland
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Aug 30, 2011:  "It's been nearly four years coming but at this stage we can say with some confidence that Lièvremont knows his best side." Ian Moriarty previews France's World Cup hopes
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Jul 27, 2011:  "There is no consistency, in performance, tactics or selection. There is no flair or panache either, despite the odd, rare moment of individual brilliance."Ian Moriarty writes
Top 14 Orange
Jun 7, 2011:  "After two decades of success, Guy Novès' possible exit has led Toulouse fans to ask: Is this the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning?" Ian Moriarty writes
Comment
May 17, 2011:  "Barring a Montpellier Top 14 win, the 2010-11 season will most likely be remembered for the transfer of power between Paris' two historic clubs." Ian Moriarty writes
Top 14 Orange
May 16, 2011:  Clermont Auvergne scrum-half Morgan Parra has lauded their fans for cheering the club to a huge comeback victory over Biarritz
Top 14 Orange
May 9, 2011:  Montpellier fly-half Francois Trinh-Duc paid tribute to his team-mates and the club's supporters following Saturday's win over Toulon
Top 14 Orange
Apr 25, 2011:  Montpellier playmaker Francois Trinh-Duc could not hide his disappointment after watching his side lose 21-23 to Brive and in the process, exit the Top 14 play-off places
Top 14 Orange - Newspaper Review
Apr 18, 2011:  Toulon coach Philippe Saint-Andre believes the club is now in control of its own destiny following Saturday's hard fought 21-9 win over Toulouse in Marseilles
Comment
Apr 12, 2011:  "Could Perpignan's successful foray into Barcelona last weekend accelerate the possibility of 'French provinces' in the Heineken Cup?" Ian Moriarty writes
Top 14 Orange - Newspaper Review
Apr 4, 2011:  Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal believes that his players' 'hatred' of him propelled them towards an emphatic 38-10 win against Stade Francais on Saturday
Top 14
Mar 28, 2011:  Toulon president Mourad Boudjellal branded his players as "spoilt children" and claimed they deserved to be docked wages following their 18-12 loss away to Castres on Friday night
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Mar 8, 2011:  "Here's a question: how much would you be prepared to gamble on Italy winning their clash with France in Rome on Saturday?" Ian Moriarty writes
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Feb 1, 2011:  "With their confidence at a low after November's hammering against Australia, France must quickly re-find their groove or it will be curtains for Marc Lièvremont." Ian Moriarty writes
Top 14 Orange - Newspaper Review
Jan 10, 2011:  Toulon coach Philippe Saint-André has pinpointed the penalty count against his team as the major reason for their 15-12 Top 14 loss to Racing Metro on Sunday
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