A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.
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BP left behind. Disappointing final quarter from @leinsterrugby— Brendan Hurley (@brendanhurley) December 31, 2016
Good win but everyone knows we left the BP out there. Nice to see the new breed coming through from the academy.
Poor second half from Leinster. Should have managed a bonus point but spent most of the half defending. #LEIvULS— Niall Kitson (@niallkitson) December 31, 2016
As an Ulster fan, I'm pretty distraught at that performance to be honest!
Not finishing with five match points is a point dropped for Leinster in that second half.— Andy McGeady (@andymcgeady) December 31, 2016
Not good enough (from either side) but as a Leinster fan, why so many penalties and not finishing off a beaten team and getting the bonus point was a failure of Leo's selection for these two games.
Both wingers were very good. Both centres equally impressive. ISA is Isa. Half back not so good. Pack didn't really dominate as much as they should have considering that the Ulster pack was missing some of their better players.
Anyway good to see progress with good young outside backs pity we are missing a 10 and that judging on the past 7 days both 9's are far from the complete package.
Oh and for the abuse I've given the man in the past I have to say Noel Reid has really stepped up and improved his defence. Well done Noel
Would be a bit pissed off if I were a Leinster fan. To not get a BP against that shower is a poor enough showing.— Ryan Cullen (@cyberryan87) December 31, 2016
Ulster were rubbish. Leinster should have had a bonus point wrapped up. Not a classic but then when one team doesn't turn up its never going to be one
Very dispiriting performance by Uls. Only highlight a fine debut by Jonny Simpson. Expect neither side will enjoy the video review.— Patrick Logan (@paddylogan13) December 31, 2016
Nice to get the win, but disappointed that it was not a bonus pt win. Leinster gave away penalities & allowed Ulster to much ball in the second half. The one positive note is the Academy production line is working well & should be fully recognized and appreciated.
Obviously to wildy varying degrees but that's a pretty poor outcome for both sides.— Jonathan Bradley (@JBradleyBT) December 31, 2016
On the radio, Ryle Nugent at the start of the game was bleating on about the teams not being at full strength and that it was devaluing the fixture (despite it being a full house), question is given the strength in depth that Leinster have, it was hardly a weak team. Ulster though have a real problem as outside first 15 there is little strength in depth. Shame to leave the bonus point behind.
Sloppy 2nd half from @leinsterrugby and a response from Ulster too. Solid win though. Ticking along. #HAPPYNEWYEAR #GUINNESSPRO12— Brian Donnelly (@bptd1234) December 31, 2016
Noel Hewson Young wingers really stepping up and ringrose is a beast of a defender plenty to be positive about
A win for Leinster, but the lack of a bonus point will rankle. They were more than dominant enough to land it #LEIvULS— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) December 31, 2016
A couple of quality tries and a handy win...totally controlled the game up to our third try but stopped playing after that. Not too sure why everyone is bleating about bonus points as we were hardly in their half for the final 30 minutes..
Ppl complaining about Ulster Rugby's loss - but this is how pro12 rugby works - weak teams sent over Xmas period so Irish players are rested— Brian From Belfast (@CallumTheReds) December 31, 2016
Workman like performance but lacked killer punch to get BP to see off a poor Ulster team.
A win is a win and 3 good tries to savour though we left a BP out there. Flat second half to say the least. #COYBIB— Harpin' On Rugby (@HarpinOnRugby) December 31, 2016
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP