Sunday, May 01, 2016

Online comments after Ulster v Leinster

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

To say Clancy favoured Ulster would be a massive understatement. Only bothered to referee one side. I know Leinster were lethargic in the latter stages of the second half but that scoreline greatly flatters Ulster.
I hope we meet again in the knockout stages, we owe them one after that...

Daragh Faughnan

Pre match interview with Leo told a lot. He talked about Leinster players looking to impress to get on SA tour rather than a desire to win the match and finish season as strongly as possible. Our failure to score when we get within 5 metres of the line is a recurring problem (And George Clancy does what he does best - inept!)

Andrew Bailey

Boring and predictable!

Tom Clarke

Well done Ulster bullied us up front and their back had a game plan which we didn't if l hadn't have seen Matt OConnor on tv in Australia this morning l would have thought he was back in charge we were awful and lm really sorry to say if this is the best Dempsey has to offer our back players will it not good enough and we will have to bring someone else in to do the job we have the players to be winning in style

Odran OBrien

The Leinster players were exhausted after that big European game last week. We need a week off before these big derbys....oh wait, that was a tweet from 5 years ago....
And I think we need a backs coach...

Colin Mehigan

Why did we take a lineout when our scrum was so far on top? It could easily have been a penalty try or a sin binning.
Nothing to offer in attack and there's no excuse for Dave and Isa leaving their man to tackle someone else's man.
We need a director of rugby as Leo's backroom have added nothing to out attack. Leo said that some of players were playing to get their names on the SA tour list, every single player who had his mind on June and not an interpro game V Ulster should have been cut from the team until their concentration was on Leinster.

Chris McDonnell

From an Ulster viewpoint when I saw Clancy was the ref my heart sank but I think he was quite lenient towards Ulster today. Thought Leinster's bench might win the match for them but have to say I thought Ulster really fronted up, had more variety and imagine to their game and generally wanted the win more. Few cracking performances from the boys. Jackson had a great game and Payne for me is a cracking fullback. Fully expect a big response however if these teams meet again at the RDS in a few weeks time!!

Craig Boyd

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