Sunday, October 01, 2017

Online comments after Leinster v Edinburgh

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.

Where do you start! Edinburgh deserved something from that game. Leinster set plays killing any momentum in their game right now. I would like to see them kick more points and try to build a score. Sexton was fine on his first outing of the season but Ringrose and Henshaw are sorely missed not a lot coming from the midfield. Basics need to improve or the better opposition in upcoming games will punish them for it. Still lots of quality around this squad need to unlock it.

Noel Hewson

How Sexton got away with that neck tackle???

Rachael Smith

Edinburgh came to play and deserved to go away with something. Leinster needed something outside of 10 but there wasn't much happening. Really missing Ringshaw and their creativity. I'd like to see us taking our 3 points now and again, at least until our lineout is sorted.

Andrew Byrne

I've watched Leinster and I've come out afterwards, Happy, Sad, Excited, Frustrated even ecstatic. I can honestly say tonight was the first time I've ever been angry. It was without doubt one of the worst games I have ever watched. We butchered so many chances we should be sponsered by Brady's Ham. Seriously, how many lineouts did we lose ? how many times did we loose control inches from the line ? How many missed tackles ? How many awful passes? I could go on and on. Totally pissed off, and that's after a win ! Edinburgh were the better sude tonight, and Leinster need to seriously improve if they want to even thinking about silverware this season.

Paul Smith

Disgusted with our centres, ultimate rugby has Reid at 25% tackle success, that's criminal. And worse is that he only attempted 4. The line-out needs a lot of work. Work that Leo is well capable of with his experience so why hasn't it been done yet? Scrum should have been dominant with 2 lions in the front row but were completely nullified... outside of the fact that Leinster scored tries it's tough to find positives

Conor Cronin

Bigger picture. Long trip away. A loss. First outing for a lot of lads. Delighted with the win. Could have been better. Could have been worse. On we go...

Barry McKeever

Not gonna lie, spent a good 10 mins laughing at the fact that the Edinburgh shorts said 'A fine rump'!

Thought it was a scrappy boring enough game really, no standout moments. Disappointed with our line out, needs serious work and really felt like we had no midfield at times, wings and fullback were overstretched.

Carmel Dorian

Lineout shite, scrum creaking, no clue outside 10 and absolutely frozen, what's not to like !!

Garry Kennedy

How log has it been since we had a decent lineout?

Killian O'Criodain

Painful to watch is the good description of this match. Non existing centres, new boy Fardy looking poor. Looks like there was no game plan whatsoever. Sexton keeps good standard and Carbery was impressive today.

Sebastian Brennan

Edinburgh probably did deserve something from the game but my dislike for Richard Cockerill makes me think feck them.

Keith Geraghty

How can our lineout be so bad with supposedly the 3rd best lock in stats in world rugby and Fardy ??? Is it the hooker ?? Didn't see the game due to hols but we should be putting 40+ past Edinburgh with all the big players back

Colin Campbell

Larmour was good. Fardy supposed to be an enforcer and he's griping to the ref? Thank god for Luke's try saving tackle. Can we maybe hire a line out coach?

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Many thanks to all who offered opinions.

Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP


Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019