A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.
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I can't for the life of me understand why Holland was taken off when he was having the game of his life. I despair at times at the decision making in Munster.
Leinster's box kicking game was dire. Kept losing possession 10m down the pitch. Anyway, a win's a win.
— Whiff of Cordite (@WhiffofCordite) April 2, 2016
I thought we were awful but yet CJ got a lesson from the Master and the man with what Quinlen the X Factor was just awful the game was there for Munster to take but luckily for us they weren't good enough to win it
Leinster by 3, like we predicted prior to the game. We should have won that. That's the worst thing #LEINvMUN
— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) April 2, 2016
I spent much of today applying sample paints to a few walls at home. Watching them dry was more entertaining than that match. Not a lot to take from it bar the result
Leo Cullen deserves a lot of credit for getting Leinster to the top of the Pro 12.
Plenty calling for him to be given the pre Christmas.
— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) April 2, 2016
Tough test for our boys today but came through it with a W to break the losing streak! Still concerned about our ability to make 'easy' metres though this is probably as a result of our defensive systems. Showed good heart against a motivated Munster side. Positives: Defence, scrum, discipline, forwards. Negatives: SC at lineout, emphasis on attritional carries, poor aerially. All in all good performance from the pack, flashes from GR, BT and ZK and solid from the half backs. Now let's build on this boys #COYBIB
Disappointed as they came so close but proud of the effort. Plenty of fight left in this team. #LEINVMUN.
— Gayl WestTerraceView (@WTView) April 2, 2016
Healy should be banished for that. Cronin throwing three lineouts to Munster men didn't help either.
Shane O Leary
In his post match interview Stander said "There's no doubt Leinster are the better province, historically and presently. We try to be them"
— Colm O'Donoghue (@ColmODonoghue) April 2, 2016
Maybe if Zebo and Stander had been playing Munster might have done better !!!Fortunate Leinster win against poor opposition Didn't seem able to play for territory and play the game in Munsters half. This weeks beneficiary of the aimless box kicking was Earls. Welsh conveyor belt of awful refs ( with one exception) continues to churn them out.
Leinster have beaten Munster 16-13 at the Aviva Stadium. Makes the battle for Champions Cup qualification all the more interesting.
— Simon Thomas (@simonrug) April 2, 2016
Dogfight but a nail biting game!!!
Munster's season in a nutshell there. Men screaming for the ball wide, they keep it tight and then knock on. Crazy decision from Kilcoyne
— Rúaidhrí O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) April 2, 2016
Bring back the skill
Fair play to Munster for going for the win. Might regret it by season's end but f*** it
— Patrick McCarry (@patmccarry) April 2, 2016
From a fans perspective I'm not sure there were any winners there tonight. Both teams were poor and on current form neither would trouble Glasgow or Connacht. Leinster seemed to have regressed hugely. With a young and inexperienced 10-12 channel opposite them I don't understand why Te'o wasn't looking to exploit that more. And we saw the resurgence of the the wide ball game that failed so spectacularly under MOC. Seriously, what is wrong with fixing men before giving the pass!? Our line out and ball retention put us under so much pressure and gave Munster easy outs a few times. Sexton said it after, but a draw was probably the fair result. Leinster were just lucky that Munster were desperate for the win to try and make the top 4.
And can anyone at all explain to me why Zebo was allowed to slap the ball out of play at the end of the first half!? That's illegal, therefore a penalty, and in a try scoring opportunity like that it is certainly a yellow card. It's arguably even a penalty try (assuming you think Isa would have scored if Zebo wasn't there). That was a truly appalling decision by the officials. And why were Munster constantly allowed on the wrong sides of rucks (Saili was the main offender there until he was finally penalised for the most blatant example of it) and to wheel the scrum before the ball even went in!?
— Sinéad Desmond (@sineaddesmond) April 2, 2016
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Nothing from myself this week…I was at the match and my phone battery was dead by full time. Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP