Sunday, February 11, 2018

Online comments after Ireland v Italy

A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.

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Saracens the big winners.

Derek Tormey


Italy should never have scored 3 tries

Sile Corish


Questions around who are the ones taking control when Murray and Sexton are off the field. Defence was poor Leavy missed players for two tries. Jordan and Stockdale still concerns when defending.

Noel Cuddy


Apart from the injuries which are a serious concern from an Ireland and Leinster perspective, this was a ‘perfect’ match for Joe to dissect big win yet loose in the 2nd 40 to help bring people down to earth because the remaining matches won’t be as ‘easy’.

Richard Mifsud


Disappointing to let in 3 tries but we'll take the 5 points and on we go. Thought the young Connemara man Bundee was outstanding, as was O'Mahony. Gutted for Henshaw. That's a horrible injury. Hopefully Furlong will be good to go for the Wales game. 💚🏉☘️

Imelda Reidy


For an "easy win" it was fairly attritional injury wise.

John O'Brien


Could be very costly for Leinster. The points difference should have been much greater and that could also be very costly come March 17th.

Marconi Giampaolo


Pity about Tadhg F and Robbie H but Andrew P showed that he is well able for this level. Great to get the win and score some good tries. Plus there are lessons to be learned by a few which in a way is a positive too. A total romp would have been nice but what would we have learned from that?

James Griffin


Injuries a killer for Ireland and potentially long term for Leinster. Ireland were sloppy at times but maybe that was understandable with the injuries and changes.

Noel Hewson


Too big a price for Leinster to pay. 4 of our top players out probably for HC and chances are more to come with 3 matches to play!

Deirdre Kennedy


a bit vulnerable in the wide channels and that is becoming a theme. Leinster's European challenge might have ended this afternoon.

Andrew Potts


Marmion and Carberry dont have half the game management of McGrath and Byrne

Garry Wynne


Porter was solid.
Leavy needs to up it yet again (Great potential).
Game time for a lot of young lads which is a bonus. The trend for injuries continued this weekend , England shipping a few last week. So far so good.

John O Halloran


We are blessed with Furlong and Porter could be even better. The lad was still playing loosehead 18 months ago. Had a phenomenal game carrying, tackling and clearing out. Great hands too.

Damian Sheridan


Good structure until all the changes.

Brendan Coote



Many thanks to all who offered opinions.

Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP

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