A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.
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A solid start. Some excellent ball handling and a variety of plays. Losing Sexton then Nacewa showed frailties in our inexperienced backline and Castres exploited this (helped by 17 missed first-half Leinster tackles?) We were punished with too many basic errors, wasted opportunities especially against 14 men and overall we lacked enough coherence for the win. We were tested tonight but it should just be enough to scrape home a ¼ final berth. More to come though I feel 😎😉😎
If Paul O'Connel had been a flanker he'd be Dan Leavy.— Gavin Cummiskey (@Cumoski) January 20, 2017
Battled well against a Castres team who never gave up. Missed too many tackles and missed a few opportunities but after losing some key players we still hung on. Might be a blessing being knocked off top spot. Montpellier and Toulon could finish 7th and 8th.
What the f**k, JGP?— Andy McGeady (@andymcgeady) January 20, 2017
Fair play to Castres, they brought it when everyone expected them to roll over. Bit disappointed with error count, very sloppy at times. But big character shown considering we lost Sexton and Nacewa to hang in there and keep scrapping. Obv hope results go our way and we get a home QF but we still have a QF all the same.
That's a bizarre end to the match in Castres, but JGP seemed to be "on message" in what he did. Will that be enough for a home QF? #ercc— Ross McGuinness (@rossmcguinness) January 20, 2017
Ross Molony should be breathalysed. Tracy should stand facing the stands and throw the ball into the line out over his head. We'd at least have a 50% chance of winning a line out then.
Luke McGrath played himself out of any chance of a 6 nation call up.
Over all very poor performance compared to other performances this year and still dug deep to get out with a draw.
Loads to look forward to but need to get Carbery back and sexton fit
Leinster been amazing against poor teams but twice failed to perform when opposition put it up to them— Simon Hick (@hicksimon) January 20, 2017
Hope that this is the off game we need to get through to push us on.
What were the commentator and Horgan on about there when Gibson-Park put it out? 'Well, let's hope it's enough!' Connacht need to win by 62— Gavan Casey (@GavanCasey) January 20, 2017
Loss of Sexton & Isa made it necessary to regroup but some sloppy play - not bad to have a wake up call for some of the younger players though.
@HarpinOnRugby should have won that handy. Too many basic errors. Butchered gilted edged chances— bch (@harrybreslin2) January 20, 2017
Not good enough, we looking like a team that thought they just had to turn up, the two leaders we lost would not have put up with our play in the second half. At least we have a home quarter. (Bar a miracle by Connacht)
To quote Heaslip there: "We better fuckin' learn from this". Got a result which should give home quarter, but need to improve from this.— David McGovern (@daveo_irl) January 20, 2017
This is what happens when you have a couple of matches and you run away with them. We weren't used to a side staying with us all the way.
Disappointed with that tbh, tho Castres played for 80, worked hard for that draw— Colm O'Donoghue (@ColmODonoghue) January 20, 2017
How many games has Sexton finished in the last two years? Can't help but feel he's running out of time in this game
Leinster looking like 4 seeds but the Aviva Stadium beckons— Patrick McCarry (@patmccarry) January 20, 2017
Lol at all the 'fans' slaughtering us....bad day at the office, yes, but still didnt lose an away game and an away game in France at that!! Dust off and go again!!
Too many mistakes but we did well to stay in it, draw looked good in the end. Hope it's enough, and that injuries aren't too bad. #COYBIB— Harpin' On Rugby (@HarpinOnRugby) January 20, 2017
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP