A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.
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Nice going to pull out a bonus point despite a biased ref a blind touch judge some dodgy handling and up against a man mountain #MONvLEI
— ger (@stranglemint) October 23, 2016
Irfu contracted players have no heart. Poor selection. Nacewa, Gibson-Park, Carbery are essential to this team's success. And I know competition is very tough but Dan Leavy is the best performer we've seen in years. Poor handling errors and our bench salvaged what was a poor performance. Lucky to come away with the bonus point and happy to go into December on top.
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Baz C. Ryan
What an endgame from Leinster. Best I can remember in a few years. A valuable point, hard earned #MONvLEI
— Curate's MOFoid (@curates_egg) October 23, 2016
Generally poor from Leinster. Some performances mitigated by injury/recovery (Jonny & Seanie) but others not so much (another poor showing from Rob Kearney, not great from Luke McGrath either). Ringrose, Leavy, JGP & the replacement front row all had a positive effect on the game and to snag a losing BP away from home, in terrible conditions & against a huge team of expensively assembled mercenaries feels at the very least like a draw, if not a win. Also, special mention for Isa, who shows that a high rugby IQ makes up for the loss of a yard of pace every single time. Pace might get you where you want to be, a brain has you there before you need to be.
— David Cahill (@docathail) October 23, 2016
Odran John OBrien
Leavy is so fucking good. Might only be a point, but given how shite we were for the middle 40 minutes that feels like a win
— Colm O'Donoghue (@ColmODonoghue) October 23, 2016
6 points from two rounds an excellent return for Leinster.
Dan Leavy is now ready to be a starter for biggest games. Gibson-Park pushing.
— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) October 23, 2016
I'll take a bp on a day like this and add to that denying them one, that's acceptable. I don't like to see us lose, but it'll do
Nacewa getting the plaudits. Held his width. However the pass from Gibson-Park was a peach. Try maker.
— Brendan Hurley (@brendanhurley) October 23, 2016
Negatives: Inaccuracy and a drop in overall performance compared with last week.
@leinsterrugby can't do second halves? Bollocks
— Brian Donnelly (@bptd1234) October 23, 2016
The inaccuracies in various areas were what lost it for us. But there are lots of positives. Set pieces were good, though we need to be better at defending their lineout maul. When we retained possession we looked dangerous (pity it took us until the game was lost to do so, but still). Happy with where the bonus points went, one with us, none with them.
Not the first to say this, but Carbery at 15 instead of Kearney? He's not offering much anymore in attack. He can always move to ten when sexton goes off, have someone on the bench who can cover outhalf in a pinch.
— #RugbyLeinster (@RugbyLeinster_) October 23, 2016
That felt like a win! OK maybe a draw - denying TB plus LB. Great final qtr but we must do better against physicality #COYBIB
— Harpin' On Rugby (@HarpinOnRugby) October 23, 2016
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP