A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.
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Good 2nd half.......professional.
That was a simply superb performance from Leinster to go away to France against a team who still had a lot of skin in the game #MONvLEI— David Cahill (@docathail) January 20, 2018
Brilliant 2nd half performance. Great defensive display. Only blemish is the two lineout tries but we kept Nandolo quiet which is no easy task.
— David Dunne (@DavidCJDunne) January 20, 2018
6 out of 6. Commanding performance to cap off a great group stage. On to the quarters now.
— CatherineKavanagh48%#FBPE (@KavanaghCk) January 20, 2018
Gritty and ultimately a determined performance to get a W in France. Particularly impressed with 2nd half performance. Fully believe we are serious contenders for a fourth star on our shirts this year.
Leinster today in the 2nd half, unbelievable control even when in 2nd and 3rd gear without Sexton, O'Brien, Ringrose. It will be a huge disappointment if they don't win the Champions Cup. Seriously! #MONvLEI— Jack (@_JTD28) January 20, 2018
This was a result born not from silky skills, pinpoint kicking and champagne rugby but from muscle, intelligence, maturity, focus & above all, brilliant coaching. There was such a shift in the second half attitude that it could only have come from the coaches at half time. Whether it was a clinical analysis or a wallpaper-peeling rocket, we'll probably never know but either way, it worked. Our best campaigns in the past are still pockmarked by defeats away in France where a losing BP was (rightly) considered a good result so to go away to France to a team who just don't lose at home & beat them soundly (with a much changed side, it should be noted) has to go down as one of the great Leinster Rugby european away days.
Very impressive team performance from Leinster, what a squad. Lowe was thrilling but not always for the right reasons. Forwards were magnificent. Dare we dream? #MONvLEI— Brian Connell (@BrianConnell67) January 20, 2018
God be with the days a win on French soil against the leaders of the top 14 would be the biggest news in Irish rugby! The Leinster machine rolls closer to Bilbao.
— Méabh Cody (@meabhc) January 20, 2018
Lots of impressive performances especially Byrne, Ryan and Cronin. Lowe is high risk high reward do you risk him in a big game ? Team really hitting a high and consistent level of play. Cullen and Lancaster doing a good job.
— Peter Tweeter (@pwalshnow) January 20, 2018
Good performance. Took a lead. Lost it. Regained composure. Retook the lead. Held it. Won. Job done.
— Jack (@_JTD28) January 20, 2018
Really bad decision making to challenge the throw on those two line outs; just set and defend. Otherwise exemplary.
— Claire B (@Claire_00_Bear) January 20, 2018
Fantastic result in France & Cronin put in an immense shift for MOTM. Great mixture in play & overall controlled it for at least 60 mins. We were however horrible under the high ball which doesn’t really matter as achieving 90% of group points on offer is consummately outstanding 😎
— Isis Novnak (@IsisNovnak) January 20, 2018
Superbly professional job done by a superb professional team. Toughest group in the tournament and Leinster totally dominated it from game 1 to game 6. Delighted Leinster fan today 😁
— Rebecca J Leggett (@rebleg18) January 20, 2018
Thank you , players, coaches, back room people, admin, et all, you have given us so much to be grateful for
— Karl McManus (@kmcm2011) January 20, 2018
6 wins from 6. You can't ask for more than that. Fair play Leinster.
6 out of 6 in THAT group.Superb stuff, @LeinsterRugby.— Justin Deegan (@JustinDeeganEsq) January 20, 2018
Big difference now is that we have a quality squad with strong cover across all positions , injuries to almost any player is well covered by an equally strong replacement- roll on the quarters.
Leinster go 6/6 in the pool phase. Superb achievement from the management and playing squad. Kudos. Ross Byrne's development at ten continues to flourish. Lowe, Larmour are such threats with ball in hand. James Ryan really impressed me with his work rate and leadership. #MONvLEI— Hawkeye Sidekick (@hawkeyesidekick) January 20, 2018
Good game, good result but definitely some worrying moments in the first half. Not overly confident about Lawes defence on that wing. Hopefully though it's the experience requisite for him to adapt to our defensive strategy in time now for the quarters. Leinster players play from their hearts and their heads and give it all. Onwards and upwards lads and remember - second best is nothing. It must be all out legal and controlled annihilation with no prisoners from here on in.
— Harpin' On Rugby 🏉 (@HarpinOnRugby) January 20, 2018
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP