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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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Top 14
Jan 3, 2011:  The fallout from last week's hugely physical encounter between Clermont Auvergne and Perpignan has continued within the pages of the French press
Top 14 Orange - Newspaper Review
Dec 31, 2010:  Toulon coach Philippe Saint André has lashed out at Top 14 refereeing standards after watching his side go down 20-9 at Bayonne in the latest round of action
Comment
Nov 30, 2010:  "After a second-half display that will go down as one of the worst by any French team in living memory, the knives are well and truly out for Marc Lièvremont." Ian Moriarty writes
Comment
Nov 9, 2010:  "Recent comments by Marc Lièvremont are threatening to kick-start a new chapter in the club v country battle." Ian Moriarty writes
Top 14 - Newspaper Review
Nov 5, 2010:  Toulon fly-half Felipe Contepomi has revealed that Thursday's 20-29 victory over Perpignan at Stade Aimé Giral could well signal a change in style from Philippe Saint-André's men
Top 14 - Newspaper Review
Nov 1, 2010:  Toulon flanker Joe El Abd has admitted he was left speechless by the manner of his side's 5-44 defeat against Toulouse on Saturday
Top 14
Oct 25, 2010:  Former France fly-half Alain Penaud believes Top 14 champions Clermont Auvergne are in need of some electric shock treatment to help them kick-start their season
Heineken Cup
Oct 19, 2010:  "The opening skirmishes of the Heineken Cup have once more thrown light on the growing fault line between the Top 14 clubs and the rest of Europe." Ian Moriarty writes
Top 14 - Newspaper Review
Oct 4, 2010:  Montpellier coach Fabien Galthie has questioned his side's preparation after their shock 30-13 defeat at the hands of Stade Francais at Stade Charlety
Top 14 - Newspaper Review
Sep 27, 2010:  Montpellier forwards coach Eric Bechu has paid tribute to coaching partner Fabien Galthie by declaring him as a future France coach in the making
Top 14
Sep 14, 2010:  "The mantle of winning on the road has been taken on by the likes of Bayonne and Montpellier and this season's Top 14 has been better for it." Ian Moriarty writes
Top 14 - Newspaper Review
Sep 13, 2010:  Toulouse manager Guy Noves was in no mood to panic following his side's 25-20 away loss to Biarritz at the Parc des Sports Aguilera on Saturday
Top 14
Sep 6, 2010:  Bayonne's 28-23 victory at struggling Bourgoin on Sunday saw the Basque side cement their position at the summit of the Top 14 table but it was bittersweet for former Bourgoin fly-half Benjamin Boyet
Top 14 - Newswrap
Aug 30, 2010:  Away victories don't come about all that often in the Top 14, never mind away wins at Stade Aimé Giral and Stade Mayol on the same weekend
Top 14 - Newspaper Review
Aug 23, 2010:  Toulon fly-half Jonny Wilkinson has lauded his side's team spirit after their impressive 13-3 away win over Biarritz on Friday night
Top 14 - Newspaper Review
Aug 16, 2010:  Despite a summer of big signings and big talk, Bayonne's sensational 22-26 victory condemned Toulon to their first home defeat since March 2009 in the opening round of this season's Top 14
Top 14
Aug 10, 2010:  "While much of France is still enjoying the national August pastime of 'Congés Annuel', the Top 14 road show is back with a bang this Friday." Ian Moriarty writes
Comment
Jul 6, 2010:  "Summer tours have always traditionally brought out some of the best and worst in this French side but the June 2010 vintage broke the mould." Ian Moriarty writes
French Rugby
Jun 2, 2010:  "As the summer kicks in, now seems as good a time as any to look back on the last twelve months and hand out France's médailles d'honore." Ian Moriarty writes
French rugby
May 31, 2010:  France's 118 year-old Championship has seen many great days but rarely has it seen the outpouring of emotion that followed Clermont Auvergne's century long wait to capture the Bouclier de Brennus finally ending on Saturday evening
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