Sunday, September 20, 2015

Online comments after #IRLvCAN

In a new regular feature this season we’ll be sharing some of the initial “keyboard warrior” response to our featured matches of the weekend ahead of our writeup.

If you’d like to contribute stay tuned to our Facebook page for our “Feel free to leave your thoughts…” posts which show up around full time after Leinster & Ireland matches.

Rugby Opinion

Good patience and clinical. Still some areas to improve upon though. Tougher tests to come. Good start and on to the next match. All you can do in a tournament really. Well pleased with that and I don't think the score flatters us. I liked the intensity at the breakdown that was lacking in the warm ups. Enough said a damned fine day at the office #COYBIG

Richard Mifsud

Even better than the score suggests in my opinion. The fundamentals were totally dominant and totally controlled. Defence was rock solid; set piece was comfortable; attack was vastly improved.
Not too worried about the conceded try. It was a silly intercept, but the important thing is that our defence didn't concede a point.
Only concern is how long it seems to take us to adjust to the referee's interpretation of the breakdown. We shouldn't really be conceding penalties at that rate that late in the game. Discipline needs work.
Other than that; very pleasing. Job done. On to the next one

Daragh Faughnan

Hendo was awesome so was Luke Fitz. Other than that job done. Good start. Sexton looks like he could really turn it on at any point

Iain O'Connor

Great start will be great for the confidence - Henderson MOTM for me

Noreen Cleary Hogan

50 points, bonus point win, 7 tries, game time for those in need, and some issues needing work. Bearing in mind the opposition (10 amateurs), quite a good start with hopefully even better to come.

James Griffin

Fitz, Hendo, Sexton, Best and POM all excellent. POM MOTM for me.
Really heartened by Luke's performance too, gives us a serious option if Henshaw is injured.
Direct quotes from a 'fan' during the week:
'Fitzgerald is not team player, every break he makes he runs away from support and either loses the ball or holds on until he gives away a penalty.'
'Luke is a can’t pass won’t pass kinda guy, runs away from support'
I think that was proven conclusively wrong today, particularly for DK try.

Shane O Leary

Good win v average opposition. Some good lines, good attack and good defence. Earls was particularly impressive
Early days, a base to build from.
Nothing to get overly excited about. 7 weeks is a long time

Ciaran Kelly

Catherine Kavanagh
Great to finally see some moves from the Schmidt playbook. They looked like Leinster in their glory days, superb running and passing.

Andrew Byrne

Many thanks to all who offered opinions.

Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP


Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019