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.
Awesome job by 14 men
Mícheál Ó Riagáin
— Eoin McDonagh (@eoinmcdon) June 11, 2016
How lucky was I to be in Newlands today. Outstanding performance.
The Boks are dazed, can't believe they lost that one. Even with the dodgy referee they still couldn't take down the strength of Ireland
— Michelle (@CorkSeashell) June 11, 2016
Awesome performances from Jamie, Paddy, Jared and Conor and the defensive work is a credit to Farrell. beating SA in SA with 14 men defies logic.
Andrew Trimble was playing flanker for parts of that. And that wasn't even in the top 10 list of ridiculous things that happened.— Simon Hick (@hicksimon) June 11, 2016
Stunning performance built on sheer heart. Deficiencies at 9 and 10 and some odd decisions under pressure - but McGrath, Murphy, Heaslip, Payne, Marshall, Henderson all outstanding
I sit alone humbled by such bravery mixed with audacity. Strike that, I am jumping up and down. #IREvSA
— david kelly (@dk3lly) June 11, 2016
What a day for Ireland and the wolf puppies. You can always expect effort, grit and determination but these performances had that in abundance and more importantly professionalism, strategic thinking. No more the plucky losers thank you...when my heart returns to my body I may comment further
Andy Farrell, Irish hero.
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) June 11, 2016
I've been watching Ireland for more than 40 years, and that is right up there with our best performance ever, outstanding to a man , and to beat the Boks in Cape Town with 14 men is nothing short of remarkable ! COYBIG
First @ghook doesn't see the last episode of The Good Wife, now he doesn't get to see Ireland lose. A bad w/end all round for him then.
— Killian Byrne (@killianbyrne) June 11, 2016
Phenomenal. Hard to pick anyone out but Murray and Toner deserve a special mention, and Dillane off the bench! Proud, proud day between this and U20s!
— Gary Owens (@OneQuipWonder) June 11, 2016
16 men to 14...including the ref that is. Stellar performance by the boys. Very proud but disgusted about the red card
— Ali B (@Ms_Ali_B) June 11, 2016
Well done Toner on man of match but it could have been given to anyone, heroic performance. For all keyboard warriors calling for Joe's head hope they choke on their words now
Toner: "That's for Dad"
That's it. I'm inconsolable. What a legend #RSAvIRE
— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) June 11, 2016
One guy I never really rated was Luke Marshall. But I must say his performance against the Boks was superb. Not only was his defence and passing first class but his intelligent little kicks in behind led to our first try and relieved pressure/gained territory on a number of occasions, when that was badly needed. Chapeau!!!
Riocard Ó Tiarnaigh
That was fantastic. Massive team performance. Particularly by me as the American sitting beside me has rushed to Elverys to buy a jersey
— Kate McEvoy (@ImKateMc) June 11, 2016
Payne looks nailed on at full back now until the end of time. Secure under the high ball, seemed to have so much time when running with ball in hand. I haven't seen a better performance from an Irish full back in years. Dev and Hendo immense, either could have got MOTM. Furlong earning a penalty at his first scrum, buy that man a pint! Roll on next weekend!
Outstanding performance. Tactics, skills, tackling & determination all there in spades. Bravo to Joe, Rory & co. #ShoulderToShoulder
— Harpin' On Rugby (@HarpinOnRugby) June 11, 2016
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP