A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.
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I'd have loved another twenty minutes 😉
Michelle Tobin [Munster fan]
Awesome performance from Leinster.No-one beats Munster at home.Especially not in a showpiece Christmas fixture.— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) December 26, 2017
Another proud day for the academy structure
And that, @leinsterrugby, finishes off 2017 quite nicely! Roll on 2018 💙— Aisling O'Connor (@aisling7) December 26, 2017
More selection headaches for Schmidt, can't feel any sympathy for him ;)
Dear Joe,Dan Leavy!— Leinster PAGuy (@LeinsterPAGuy) December 26, 2017
Absolutely fantastic game. The first 40 minutes was some of the best rugby I've seen Leinster play in s long time but the way Munster started the second I was seriously worried but the winning try for Larmour was worthy of winning any game. A BP win for Leinster at Thomibd is one he'll of a belated Christmas present 😁
Munster were abysmal in the first half but the great thing was that the Munster brains trust identified the issues and made the player and tactical changes required to fix it.— Overthehillprop (@Overthehillprop) December 26, 2017
Dan Leavy is the Irish Richie McCaw. Outstanding talent.
Munster almost made a game of it. Great game to watch all the same but today Leinster were 2 steps ahead— Manus Lappin (@EmeraldRugby) December 26, 2017
Absolutely delighted. What a Leinster performance.
Well at least it wasnt the annihilation it looked like it was going to be at h/t.... #MUNvLEI— Carly (@_carlyj) December 26, 2017
We're going to have one hell of a 6 nations team
That was some try to seal that game. 👌— Brian O'Driscoll (@BrianODriscoll) December 26, 2017
Thought Leinster were going to run riot over Munster after seeing the first half. Fair play to Munster in coming back in the second half & making a game of it until Larmour's brilliant piece of an opportunistic try which effectively closed the door on Munster.
Great to see lots of Leinster players working hard to play into 1st team positions . The hunger is showing and producing scores ... Dan Leavy was awesome . Roll on New Year’s Day #MUNvLEIN— Jonathan Meade 🤓 (@Meadejonathan) December 26, 2017
As a Munster supporter Leinster took us to the cleaners in the first half! We just couldn't get going! We won the second 40 but lost the game by a whopping 10 points thanks in part to our feckless efforts at the start of the game and a really hungry and scintillating performance from Leinster! Can't take it from them they were the better team today that's 2 losses in a row to the aul enemy I hope we see them again (In the final) this year so we can balance the books
What an exciting game of Rugby displayed by both teams!!!— #RugbyCheetahs (@RugbyCheetahs) December 26, 2017
I (Connacht supporter) watching it as a neutral was very impressed with Leavy , very tough, narky and athletic as well as man of the match.
John O Halloran
— MJ (@markusjacksonus) December 26, 2017
Larmour and Leavy
Is there anything else to be said?
— NoelCuddy☘️🇮🇪🏉📷 (@noelcuddy) December 26, 2017
I know you're not a fan of cliches at Harpin' on Rugby but that was arguably a game of two halves:
Leinster were phenomenal for the first forty minutes (barring some exceptions in our scrum), everything seemed to be going right; the team should have been able to close the game out comfortably after building up a solid lead, but they just about clung on to victory in the second half thanks to Larmour's solo try. Indiscipline being the big issue, with too many penalties for silly mistakes and we were lucky not to see a card for a couple of those.
Almost the opposite scenario for Munster; a positive second half and gutsy resurgence but the damage was already done. Their kicking kept us alive in the second half, definitely not according to plan.
Some honest reflection needed in both camps if we want to progress further this year in Europe. Nothing major warranted, just minor tweaks to root out the errors in both team's game plan.
The Showtime Effect is becoming a real issue for Munster now. This is a multiple game thing now and we're not adjusting. Something has to change there #MUNvLEI— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) December 26, 2017
Little known fact that larmour used to be a pornstar, but now he does pornographic acts on a rugby pitch!!
Munster had 20 minutes in them. Without Conway they are rudderless. This is actually good for the new coach who can now put his stamp on the team.
This result shows that the overreaction to the Leicester wins was uncalled for and a lot of work to be done in red
As for Leinster, time to put the foot down and get some trophies!!
Have to get Larmour into the team every week, I’m sorry, but there’s so few people in rugby who could score that try!! Young players should note how he came off both feet during that try scoring run. Crucial if you want to be a top player to have that ability— luke fitzgerald (@lukefitz11) December 26, 2017
Missing person call gone out in Limerick. Mr Peter O'Mahony. Was last seen in Dan Leavy's pocket.
Shane O Leary
— RugbyLAD (@RugbyLAD7) December 26, 2017
4 beautiful tries, 5 wonderful points. Leavy, Lowe and Larmour were great, bar a couple of defensive lapses from the last.
Think that we should change our exit strategy when JGP is on. If box kicking is not his forte then tweak the game plan. He can play well, but not when we force him to play to his weaknesses, not his strengths.
Go with 'L plates' for the title.
— Fromtheruck (@Fromtheruck) December 26, 2017
Leinster was so good in the first half that our chants of Leinster were met with silence, whereas usually in Thomond when we chant Leinster we are instantly and voraciously outchanted by the Munster supporters. However a great comeback from Munster in the second half. Slowest moving clock ever. Thought the game would never end.
Munster fans very gracious and congratulatory
Great win for @leinsterrugby— Colm Finnegan (@colm_finnegan) December 26, 2017
Leavy and larmour nothing needs to be said both were phenomenal.
Ross Byrne for me was excellent, a standout performance, 100% off the tee and he dominated the kicking battle, also threw in his now customary crossfield kick assist. For all the talk about carberry he’s been steadily improving all season and that performance must surely have him in the reckoning for a 6nations squad place. Certainly on a par if not ahead of Keatley.
Well what a great result that was 😊Well done @leinsterrugby on a fantastic bonus point win. Thomand is never easy to go to but with a performance like that there was only ever going to be one winner 💙💙💙Very happy supporters on their way home. Roll on Connacht on Monday 💙🏉💙— Rebecca J Leggett (@rebleg18) December 26, 2017
Great game in the end. 1st half Leinster were amazing, 2nd half Munster came back into it. I thought Munster were gonna win it, but Leinster weathered the storm and won. Fairplay to Munster giving us a game in the 2nd half!
Philip C Dunleavy
Fantastic - but far too many missed tackles from Munster— Dr Jennifer Kavanagh (@quiatimet) December 26, 2017
That is all.
That was one of the great games of @PRO14Official rugby. Huge credit to Munster & Leinster on playing a brilliant game of rugby. It was a pleasure to referee it and credit to all the players for making it so. The game of rugby was the winner today.— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) December 26, 2017
Larmour wow! That side step at full speed on the halfway line.... Keatley left for dead!
Larmour try is one of the best I've seen scored at TP. reminiscent of the BOD try for an Ireland xv selection v Munster in the foot in mouth season— Thomondlark (@ThumundLark) December 26, 2017
That's some win!!!! 👏👍💙
Expected nothing less from Munster in that second half but thankfully the work was done. Leavy and Larmour as influential after break as before. Great way to end 2017, looking forward to two more RDS derbies in new year. #MUNvLEI #COYBIB— Harpin' On Rugby 🏉 (@HarpinOnRugby) December 26, 2017
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Thursday for our match writeup JLP