A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.
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Nadolo is absolutely terrifying. Great win & bonus point though, Carberry & Henshaw excellent, Daly’s finish for his try was exceptional
— Brian Donnelly (@bptd1234) October 14, 2017
Great result. Flabbergasting that Wayne Barnes is still allowed to ref at that level.
Montpellier v poor today and still got a losing bonus point away to Leinster. Suspct they will pick up momentum in coming rounds— Brendan gallagher (@gallagherbren) October 14, 2017
Is that Leinster best European performance in 3 years???? Outclassed a team of monster
Henshaw our new lord and saviour!
Montpellier making Leinster wait for them for the post match tunnel. Weird pic.twitter.com/8ZY3DybJz3— Rúaidhrí O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) October 14, 2017
An enjoyable game but the usual heart in mouth moment at the end. I'm genuinely hopeful for this year. We outclassed an excellent French team, with some beasts on it.
Adding to the three stars this year? Am I being too optimistic?
Dara Mac An Chrósáin
— NoelCuddy☘️🇮🇪🏉📷 (@noelcuddy) October 14, 2017
Carbery & Henshaw absolutely fantastic throughout but a big shout out too to James Ryan. The kid is going to be a superstar if he continues along his current trajectory
Nice to see Connacht get man of the match at the Leinster game #LEIvMON— ummm, (@ummmrugby) October 14, 2017
Add James Lowe and Garry Ringrose to that backline and its intelligence can work around anyone who relies solely on monstrous size. Delighted.
Big 5 points to kick off the European season. Think we'll be glad of the BP too. #LEIvMON— Hugh Curran (@hughcurran) October 14, 2017
Great win considering we are missing a few big players. Henshaw was immense. 5 points from the first game is a great start especially against a big powerful Montpellier side. The younger guys are really starting to step up. #COYBIB
Henshaw. Player and a half. #LEINvMON— Sene Naoupu (@SeneNaoupu) October 14, 2017
Carbery fluctuated (as he always does) between genius and naivety.
Henshaw was great, the tackle on Nadolo, followed immediately by him ripping the ball in the tackle on the support runner, was sublime.
Conan was a monster in attack and defence and the rest of the pack did what was needed to contain the Monpellier 8.
Barry Daly took his try really well and had a great game, as did Byrne on the other wing.
All-in-all a four-try BP win is great result against a monster of a team.
PS Barnes was shite
Superb by @LeinsterRugby. Thoroughly well deserved.Plenty to work on but with a BP win under the belt, in good place to do so. 👏#LEIvMON— Justin Deegan (@JustinDeeganEsq) October 14, 2017
Outstanding bonus point win today at the RDS Rhys Ruddock and Devin Toner were the heart beat of this win along with Rob Henshaw you could see Leo hands all over this win
Odran John OBrien
Also pleasant to see the team keep their composure. Maybe the leadership issue is being sorted. #LEIvMON— Niall Kitson (@niallkitson) October 14, 2017
Best performance since last April. But on a separate issue - to those Ulster fans who thought it funny/appropriate to turn up in Ulster gear with their ‘Ruan’ flags you can FRO. Get over it - Ulster were better without him last night and he was anonymous today
James Ryan looks perfectly at home bashing into this giant Montpelier team. #LEIvMON— Jenny Murphy (@jennymurphy045) October 14, 2017
Bp win is a cracking start. Don't think Montpelier deserves their bp though. Defensively we were mostly good though a couple of players will be annoyed at themselves for not going low on Nadolo.
Need to do the same against Glasgow next week, it's a tough group and every point will count
— Killian O'Criodain (@KOCriodain) October 14, 2017
It was grand....
Number of total tries: 3Number of total missed tackles: 25Number of time Luke has said "ROBBEUX": 65,093 #LEIvMON— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) October 14, 2017
Absolutely chuffed with that. A BPW against this Montpellier side with a young side of our own is certainly not to be sniffed at. Tactics were good although execution failed at times. Overall very pleased although my bum will be squeaking for a long time. This kind of performance and tenacity represents a huge learning event for our young players...a coming of age if you will.
— Kellie-Marie (@MissKellieO) October 14, 2017
A performance to build on. Our pack minus Jamie, Fardy & SO'B has shown they can take on any 8 in Europe - and win. James Ryan is the future!!!
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— Aleesha Tully (@aleeshajulia) October 14, 2017
This was one of the form teams in Europe who we came up against and when my stream was working we looked good. Glad to see our form improve when we needed it to.
— Brian Nisbet (@natural20) October 14, 2017
Super-impressed with Barry Daly, not just for his try but his tackling and reading of the game in play. For me he has been the most impressive and consistent back so far this season.
— Andrew Lowth (@AndrewLowth1) October 14, 2017
Season ticket price covered on that 80 minutes alone...gotta love the balls on my team to beat what seemed like 15 bigger men with tremendous defense and scoring 4 tries, 3 of which were brilliantly crafted. Not perfect but massively entertaining, allez les bleus💪💪
— #RugbyLeinster (@RugbyLeinster_) October 14, 2017
Mixed bag of a performance, some horrible decision making and tackling. Yet a bonus point win against a hard bunch of professionals. Great finish by Daly and Carbery the slid in gave no chance of a dislodge and Daly really had so much to do. The pack were just relentless in their face all day. Byrne had a tough day but nothing that a little technique and some thought into tackle selection and execution cannot fix. The half backs gave me heart failure once or twice. But if you can play only so so and come up with a bonus point against a French, Afrikaans juggernaut you have done well.
Tough for us in final quarter but the way the makeshift side played up to then earned the five pts. Great start to tough pool. #COYBIB— Harpin' On Rugby 🏉 (@HarpinOnRugby) October 14, 2017
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP