Sunday, November 12, 2017

Online comments after Ireland v South Africa

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.

South Africa are woeful.

Hayden Henderson

Conway and Stockdale both well able for it

Kevin Kelehan

Could comfortably name 8 serious contenders for MOTM but Bundee should have got it. Outstanding in defence. Conway/Stockdale give us incredible pace on wings which has been missing in past.

Sad to see South African rugby in that state though.

Conor Murphy

Fantastic defense today, the new lads really added to the team. Springboks were shocking- really lacked any cohesion.

Carmel Dorian

It was like watching a machine getting started and getting more and more tuned in.a beautiful display of consistent excellence.

Wayne O'Brien

Ireland played well, saw weaknesses and exposed them and kept the pressure on springboks. A lot of great impact talent from the bench as well. Overall great start to the internationals for us.

Edel Bethel

Boks were woeful, so I won't mention them again. The lads weren't perfect, but they weren't that far off. Once you knock the rustiness off that there's very few sides they'd fear. Great showing from the young fellas and the bench. It's a good time to love Irish rugby.

Cian Ó Muilleoir

Maybe, Just maybe Joe does actually know better than all the keyboard warriors out there who moaned about the selection. Johnny and Stockdale outstanding and Ruddock just gets better and better. Has to be pushing for a starting place in the back row.

Paul Smith

The jersey is woeful, the performance wasn't.
Seriously though, Ireland went in to the game with 11 lions backing up a couple of new guys; who played like seasoned vets. Aki Conway and Stockdale all matching the physicality and intensity. The South Africans are poor without the edgy and ruthless aggression of former days Ebanez will grow into the captain's roll but a one trick pony team at the moment.

John O Halloran

Boks tried early but where squashed. They had 1 and a half plans and neither worked.

Their captain was flattened and they where on the receiving end of a pummelling that Jenna Jameson wouldn't be able for

2 pornographic tries and our youngsters playing like veterans. Massive performances from the sqaud

Opposition where bad but they where strangled and not allowed play

Massively massively positive for Ireland .

Also, looking forward to neil Francis et al shutting up from now on ;)

Neil Keegan

Really encouraging from Ireland. Conway on route to fulfilling his enormous potential and Stockdale also. SA pretty poor but if Rassie gets hands on, they'll be a different proposition in Japan. Coetzee is in the departure lounge!!

Keith Mongan

Whoever moaned about Aki’s inclusion in the team got their answer today. Quite powerful display from all the team. Great to see proper pace at wings and strong defensive effort. On the other hand SA were dreadful.

Sebastian Brennan

Hard to find many faults with that performance.Conway played very well Sexton and Murray controlled the game and Stockdale had a dream debut. SA were poor but Ireland were clinical and the new kids slotted in without much fuss. Hat tip to Joe and the team to how consistent this team has become

Noel Hewson

Bit surprised at the ending considering the first 70

Andrew Potts

SA shortcomings aside, Ireland looked really impressive at times. Reasons to optimistic about the future? For sure!

James Griffin

Ireland outplayed Boks from start to finish in every department. Honestly Boks were lucky to get those 3 points. Back in the day Jake White said no Irish player would get a place in the SA side, well the shoe is completely on the other foot now.

Andrew Byrne

We were quite rusty in attack, good few passes not going to hand, but our defence stopped the boks getting into it and once we got going we also scored some beautiful tries.

Dónal Foley

Zebo who?

Gav Heg

Great team effort. The coaching tactics proved that Ireland have a great coaching team led by Joe Schmidt.

Gerald Williamson

Didn't like the Irish jerseys

Julie Duignan

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