Sunday, December 04, 2016

Online comments after Leinster v NG Dragons

A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.

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Good performance, will be great to have all the internationals back next week. I'd be worried if I were a Northampton fan...

Cian Ormond


Great start. Once we secured the bonus point we took our foot off the gas. Cost me 100 quid Dragons last try. Had Leinster -14 😈

Colin Campbell


Great enterprising attacking performance, some quality young players making their marks.

Wayne O'Brien


Rory O'Loughlin is the new Gary Ringrose!

Conor Young


Kinda feel like Isa should be letting Joey Carbery take kicks in games like this, get him some valuable experience?

Conor Murphy


Once the bonus try was secured it was all about running down the clock, getting some game time for the newbies and not picking up any injuries. Job done on all fronts. The line out was awful though and didn't get any better when Strauss came on but at end of the day any time you pick up a BP win is a good day 😊

Paul Smith


Like oft times before. Awesome 1st half, consolidate BP then slightly fall apart? Many changes, newbies still finding their way but regardless 80 mins is 80 mins.... Dragons played for 80! Munster / Ospreys don't capitulate hence their overall points / least tries against etc.

In sum; Always great to get a BP win but.....We've got to tidy up conceding tries and keep our foot on the forward motion for 80 mins 😎😎😎

Joe Sheppard


We have 3 hookers who all have problems at lineout. It needs to be fixed. It's needs to be simplified and quick. There's no need to be clever just get up quick and early hit the man and stop messing about.

Chris McDonnell


I hate saying it too many times in a row but I'm so impressed with Leinster this season. When it goes wrong I'm the biggest whinger of them all but there has been so many times this season when I've been expecting it to go wrong and it just hasn't tonight was one of those occasions.

I thought Conan was excellent and was very impressed with Luke McGrath he looked like he made his neapressos with red bull Instead of water tonight !!

Shane O' Brien



The 3rd team needs a lot more work.


Damien Doherty


Lineout just malfunctioned badly and we stopped playing once we had the BP. That said we outplayed Dragons in the first half and there was no way back for them. Great to see Conan back on track, hopefully he can get a run of time without injury.

Andrew Byrne



Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP

Front Five - 04.12.16

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.

Is it me or does the comments section
underneath the Northampton statement
appear to be a little, er, "monitored"?
Of course we all hope George is ok
but I'd be very surprised if nobody left comments
on the insane decision to allow him to return.
He was out cold and should not have played on.
End of.

(UPDATE - apparently North himself denies he was unconscious.)  



If Munster's issue is depth then Leinster would see themselves a good deal more comfortable. And they weren't going to be discommoded by this opposition.


Brendan Fanning - Irish Independent



Mike Ruddock’s men hold a four-point lead at the league’s halfway point


Dave Mervyn - The42.ie



Ruan Pienaar gave an almost faultless display controlling and dictating the game throughout


Richard Mulligan - Belfast Newsletter



The Wallabies have found all manner of ways to lose this year.


Jamie Miller - Green and Gold Rugby



Northampton Saints places the highest importance on player care and their safety is the club’s primary concern.


NorthamptonSaints.co.uk



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Saturday, December 03, 2016

Front Five - 03.12.16

Start your day with five eye-catching egg-chasing quotes & links from around the ruggersphere.



“We’re not talking about Johnny going off and doing the Camino or whatever else people do..."


Johnny Watterson - Irish Times



...it appears likely that his spell out of the game will be longer than (3 months)


Ruaidhri O'Connor - Irish Independent



It was hugely encouraging, yet there's so much to be improved upon


Three Red Kings



It will be up to the referee as to who he believes; if he wants to be influenced by the other chap...then it is really up to him.


Gerard Meagher - The Guardian



We then established that Evan's mother was a great admirer of Heaslip.


Balls.ie



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