Saturday, January 02, 2016

Online comments after Leinster v Connacht

In a regular feature this season we’ll be sharing some of the initial “keyboard warrior” response to our featured match of the weekend ahead of Monday’s 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 flowing game considering the dreadful conditions which would test any side. Immense tackling throughout. Connacht very strong in defence, breakdown and stifled   Leinster were sluggish trying to walk the ball in instead of getting quick ball out wide and as a result saw them only 3-0 up at HT. A 2nd half of continuous phases, determined pressure & resilience gave Leinster a #BENEFITOFTHEDOUBT try. Excellent shows from Kearney D, McCarthy, Ringrose, VDF and MOTM Reddan saw Leinster home 13 - 0.

Big Joe Shep

Leinster looking a better team every week. Terrible conditions for both teams.

Kieran Guilfoyle

Fair play to the Leinster faithful for turning out in such crappy conditions. Hard to read too much into the result but another win and a continued climb up the Pro12 table.

Andrew Byrne

Clancy was clear. Told tmo he could not see all of the ball all of the time, implying he saw the ball grounded. Hence his question. Lack of TV angles does not mean ball was not grounded.

Darach Kennedy

Missing bubbles to go with the bar of soap !!
Reddan deadly in terrible conditions, Ringrose great again
Defence excellent. Also, it's been a while since I was soaked to the jocks !!

Ciaran Kelly

A wet welcome win !

Naomi Farrell

For all the moans about the try I've seen few Connacht supporters acknowledge that they should have been carded for a cynical ruck infringement and for a swinging arm. They got away with a lot of lying on the wrong side in the first half as well as a lot of running across rucks to prevent Leinster players joining.

Ultimately the better team won. Connacht never looked like scoring and while questions may be asked about Leinster's try, questions also could be asked about why Connacht were allowed to infringe so much inside their 22.

Very happy from a Leinster perspective. 2nd in the Pro12, 1 point behind the leaders, with a game in hand and not on full form. Bring on the rest of the season.

John Molloy

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