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.
A hard fought win against a really good side. Lowe is superb and Fardy just gets better and better. Both sides short a lot of players but Leinster controlled the game a bit better and deserved to take the win.
Very, very enjoyable game between Leinster and the Scarlets.— Paul Williams (@thepaulwilliams) February 17, 2018
Especially when you consider the test players missing.
James Lowe and Tadhg Beirne were fantastic.
This is what 'A' team regional/provincial rugby should and could look like.
I’m not sure what Noel Reid brings to the team, his progress seems to have become regression. Happy to be proven otherwise.
I hate criticising referees, I know they do a difficult job but John Lacey had an abysmal game. He has no authority and really poor communication to both captains.
.@leinsterrugby need to negotiate with Ulster to rip up that Jordi Murphy transfer.— Sarah Lennon (@sarahlennon08) February 17, 2018
Lowe was good Fardy was better. Leinster lacked control at times and tackling was loose at times. Scrum fell apart at the end which is concerning. Big game away to Scarlets in two weeks.
This is tremendous stuff from #LEIvSCA .— CatherineKavanagh48%#FBPE (@KavanaghCk) February 17, 2018
One fixture to watch for the @ChampionsCup too.....
Great game to watch - two strong competitive sides going at it even if depleted by national duty. Our imports won out over theirs thankfully! Tadgh was immense for Scarlets - but Fardy was outstanding again
Anyone expecting our league performance wouldn’t dip when losing that many players to international call up is crazy. A losing BP away from home in Dublin is a decent result @scarlets_rugby @PRO14Official #YmaOHyd #LEIvSCA 🏉🏃🏻♂️ #rugbyfamily— ellis Davies (@EllisWynDavies) February 17, 2018
A word for Frawley. Big game from him. Especially taking the kicking.
Great result for Leinster but an important losing BP for Scarlets— (((Patrick Hogan))) (@phog6189) February 17, 2018
Shame that biggest games of season (top 2 teams in Pro14) are decimated by 6 Nations call ups. Odd scheduling. And stranger still that Pro14 cannot deliver neutral refs and that a potentially entertaining game is spoiled by the incompetence of John Lacey
Big losing bonus for the Scarlets but the abiding thought leaving the RDS is that the 3 imports into 2 selection spots could ultimately be the thing that sinks Leinster's season. Luke McGrath's fitness all-important, because Lowe and Fardy were outstanding— Rúaidhrí O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) February 17, 2018
Omg Fardy and Lowe are ripping up the Pro14!
Good result for Leinster, all things considered. Need a similar result in two weeks though.— Curate's egg (@curates_egg) February 17, 2018
First time I have seen Frawley: looked very at home. Shame he didn't start taking kicks earlier or we might have shut Scarlets out
Gritty win against a damned fine side. Our D wasn’t brilliant but improved after the first 20. Too many missed tackles though. Don’t need to say how impressed I am with James Lowe as he is great but for me, as has been the case throughout most of the season it has to be the team’s engine Scott Fardy our best player by a country mile. Impressed with what I saw of Frawley. I hope Luke and Rory are not too badly injured. Final comment goes to Tadhg Beirne. What a player! I see him wearing green before too long. Anyway back to winning ways #COYBIB
I reckon young James Lowe was that classmate who got you in trouble, for doing absolutely nothing, while he laughs into his sleeve #LEIvSCA— Neal Cummins (@NealCummins) February 17, 2018
Again, gotta echo all the love for Fardy. He's been superb for us over the last couple of months. A real pack leader.
Thought Deegan had a fine game as well. Turning into one of our most reliable performers and the improvement in his game this season had been notable.
That penalty could be very costly - disappointing to give them a losing bonus point at the end but fine win and some good performances around the field. #LEIvSCA— Killian O'Criodain (@KOCriodain) February 17, 2018
Harpo if McGrath is out what do you think of signing Peter stringer as a stopgap for Europe?
Ye look of all the province's we have given most to the National side so l really think our younger players stood up tonight a long with the oldies Bent was badly missed when he went off— Odran OBrien (@Outhalf) February 17, 2018
Ciaran frawley the talent keeps on coming
Paul Mc Mahon
I hope we don't regret shipping that losing bonus at the end but overall an enthralling match some fine Leinster performances ground out the win after a tough start. Can't wait for return match. #LEIvSCA #COYBIB #GuinnessPro14— Harpin' On Rugby 🏉 (@HarpinOnRugby) February 17, 2018
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP