Monday, December 11, 2017

Online comments after Exeter v Leinster

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.


Baz C. Ryan

Suffocating. That type of performance wins you titles. We’ll need to produce another one like it again in the knock out stages you would think.

Stuart McHugh

Good hefty marker put down against a top team.
Played like a team who know they have at least 1 trophy in them this year. Good scraps where they where not left wanting

Massively positive!!

Neil Keegan

Brilliant win. Nothing too fancy but again showing this team is defending incredibly well.

Noel Hewson

After the first leg its 4-0.

Huge result. But for two tiny pieces of Exeter luck early in the first half could have been a bonus point win, but we kept at it and got the 4 that mattered. Starved them of ball which is hugely encouraging for next week.

Dónal Foley

What a win. Hats off to the much maligned McFadden. Brilliant display. Such a Leinster stalwart

Robbie Doyle

Great win but credit to Exeter, they defended fiercely. Persistence is what broke them down and I'd love to see that kind of fortitude in every Leinster performance

Dara Mac An Chrósáin

44 phases. 44. FORTHY FOUR!!! Try. Incredible patience to wear The Chiefs down.

Philip Lawlor

Balls, grit, determination and bloody hard work. The most “honest” win I’ve seen from us in years of that makes sense. That’s a real champion performance showing we can win in more ways than one and in very tough conditions.

John Molloy

Don’t know how the boys feel but I am absolutely drained and exhilarated in equal parts

Ginette Mifsud

From the most successful captain in European Rugby Leo Cullen has become one of the most intelligent coaches in Europe this was one of Leinster's biggest win's in Europe. Exeter are no Leicster they are England Champion's and this was an outstanding win. Bring on next weekend but bring it to the RDS our home ground

Odran John OBrien

Without prompting cries of blasphemy, it brought to mind the European away days of the Schmidt era. Muscular, disciplined (for the most part), tenacious & patient. A forwards match for sure (Scott Fardy deserving particular kudos along with Tadhg Furlong) but credit has to go to Luke McGrath for his decision making throughout the game & especially at the scrums and breakdowns. Exeter are a tough bunch & very much still in the mix but denying them a losing BP is almost as vital as notching up four of our own, especially with Montpelier's result on Friday. Next Saturday should be a cracker at Lansdowne 👍

Derek McGee

Disastrous weekend for the ‘best league in world rugby’. Bath lost. Wasps lost. Harlequins lost. Northampton lost. Leicester lost. Exeter lost. The feckers will change the rules again.

Alan Murphy

Resolute Leinster defence in the last quarter of the match. Fantastic 44 phases of play & great ball retention in getting the final try & sealing a tough competitive win. Good to see Fergus McFadden back with his snipping runs.

Gerald Williamson

Scott Fardy is one of the best signings Leinster have made in years. Absolute workhorse.

Shane O Leary

Brilliant win despite Poite being his usual idiosyncratic self. Could be our year COYBIB

Sean Michaels

Irish player management system showing its benefits this weekend . Any Irish player chasing the money will be made to play when fit every week in England and France. Food for thought for potential exports.

Sean Ferry

Leinster played all the rugby. Exeter had some of joy out wide (their swan diving showboater at 14 is a slippery f*ck*r) but Leinster shut them out. An intense number of phases in the second half with some quality stuff from the pack. A serious statement from the boys in blue! #DreamsOfBilbao

Stephen Tew

Great depth in the Leinster side!

Marty Lustiano

Great win and the same again next Sat, Toner was unlucky not to get the try

Ken Wright

Many thanks to all who offered opinions.

Look out Tuesday for our match writeup JLP


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