Sunday, February 28, 2016

Online comments after #ENGvIRE

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

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

Scoreline doesn't reflect the game. 2 tries that were inches from being scored and a yellow that should have been shown all made a difference. With no defence coach and a bunch of injuries that was a good performance away to a full strength and decent England.

John Molloy

Not a good performance, and we can talk about that, but there is no denying that that Mike Brown assault deserves to grab the headlines. I counted 4 kicks directly in Murray's eye. Probably the most gross and despicable act I've seen on a rugby pitch.
Deserves a year ban, and I'm not exaggerating. Never seen anything quite like it...

Daragh Faughnan

Despite the result, I think the future looks bright. McGrath definitely a Test Lion in waiting, Dillane, VDF, Henshaw and McCloskey played really well. Kearney had his best game for a while and hopefully shut his detractors up. Certainly beating Italy and Scotland very achievable. Continue to play with that pace and we get players back, Ireland will be stronger for sure

John Peeters

Not enough strength in depth. Simples

Craig Boyd

A great defensive 1st half where the stats clearly show we should have been a cricket score down! We were unlucky with JVDFs try (which was a try), Nowell brilliant to stop Henshaws effort and difficult to stop Vunipola....... Standout performances from newbies JVDF, McCloskey and Dillane good off the bench. CJ Stander and Henshaw growing in stature and development. Overall given injuries you have to be proud of that performance BUT we still need to be more clinical when we do get opportunities. (Not going to mention Rorys darts!). Here's a thought. As much as I love Jamie H, I wonder if a backrow of JVDF, Tommy O'Donnell and CJ at No 8 would achieve more moving forward??

Joe Sheppard

The tale of the weekend is the tolerance of cynical professional fouls in the "red zone" and referees reluctance to show cards. Ireland showed great confidence in their attack and stretched England at times, we showed you don't need an offloading game, you just need to execute properly and the line breaks will come. Disappointing scoreline but we are worth more than that one point from 3 matches. New kids can all be proud of their performances, quite a baptism of fine debuting away in Twickenham.

Andrew Byrne

In boxing parlance, a heavyweight slugger beats a middleweight. Can't fault the effort. The youngsters will hopefully learn from it.

James Griffin

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