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.
Glad that's over. Scrum is bad and line out is worse. Great to come away with the points but a long way off from being the complete package. Looking forward to getting back to the RDS
Baz C. Ryan
— Brian Donnelly (@bptd1234) September 16, 2016
For 30 mins of the 1st half Leinster looked good - very good. But then old habits in the 2nd half. Typified by the 64th minute - under the cosh the entire half we get penalty but miss touch, next lineout is crooked, next scrum we give away soft penalty and back we go under the cosh. Basic errors killing us. Defence good at times but marred by some really shoddy tackling. But hey a bonus point away win - we'll take that
Well that was a bucket of shite, but at least its the shiny 5 point bucket. #EDIvLEI
— David Cahill (@docathail) September 16, 2016
After that very early scare we played some good first half rugby to secure the bp. But we sank to their level in the second half and let them dictate the game. Not sure we deserved to deny them a losing bp.
Very scrappy at times but Edinburgh left far too much out there including a losing bonus point at the end.
— Daniel Pitcher (@DanPitchside) September 16, 2016
A win with a bonus point= job done. Standard of officiating was very poor, penalty against Ringrose for blocking kick- why? Leavy's yellow card was a joke. Missed a blatant knock on at the beginning of the 2nd half
20-33 Bp away win.
Our 2nd half performances still way off the mark.
— Tom Coleman (@LeinsterRoyalty) September 16, 2016
The polar opposite to last week. Happy with the result, disappointed with the performance. That second half was as frustrating as anything in the last 3 years. Some serious concerns about our set piece. And with the experience we had out there we should not have seen that drop off.
Byrne can't continue to be selected being so poor at his primary role. And why is it that when the internationals come back we stop seeing the positive attacking game? Same last season.
And the less said about those officials the better. How 3 of them can call a charge down a deliberate knock on......
@HarpinOnRugby Ridiculous kicking & complete lack of any desire to keep ball in hand in 2nd half. After that 1st half I just don't get it
— robnorris (@General_Klodd) September 16, 2016
Some good but some very poor from Leinster we are really in need of one of our players to stand up and take charge Gibson Park did what he did in Super Rugby and good to see but sorry to say again the standard of refereeing from Mr Wilkinson was was nothing less than disgraceful and I feel that the Pro 12 / IRB must act and act now
Odran John OBrien
Bonus point win most important, how we got there not so much. #EDIvLEI
— Killian Byrne (@killianbyrne) September 16, 2016
Went soft in the second half, how Leinster culturally kep letting teams back into games is amazing at this stage.
— Clodagh Fleming (@clodaghfleming) September 16, 2016
It's not like me to be a light of positivity around here but we played as good a half of rugby as we have done in a long time. I'll admit we played a poor enough second half but hey!
We are one of the only teams I can think off that put absolutely no pressure on the opposition throw.
We make every lineout they get a free throw.
Maybe that's what's happens to our hookers, we don't train putting hookers under pressure so come game time when the other side jump our hookers panic as they are not use to players competing for the ball.
Something has to change at lineout time.
We have 4 hookers and none of them are even average at throwing in the ball.
Good to get a win, but a lot to work on. I'll take 5 points though, please and thanks #leinster
— Nathalie Chong (@LadyLassitude) September 16, 2016
We nearly went the whole second half without scoring. Id like to know how many games we have drawn a blank in the second half in the last year
Shane O' Brien
Hard to complain about 5 away points yet hard not to have concerns about another 2nd half struggling for scores. Happy overall tho. #COYBIB
— Harpin' On Rugby (@HarpinOnRugby) September 16, 2016
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP