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.
James Ryan > Maro Itoje
No quarter given all weekend until the end. Leinster add another big scalp. Sarries went down fighting. Munster and Leinster have beaten the winners for the last five years.— Gerry Thornley (@gerrythornley) April 1, 2018
Say it every week
When you come at the kings, best not miss
[reply] Unless you mean the Southern Kings, in which case you will probably get another chance
So that's Leinster v Scarlets in Dublin and Racing v Munster in Bordeaux...four worthy winners and two potentially compelling European semi-finals #ChampionsClub— robert kitson (@robkitson) April 1, 2018
It was closer than the score suggested.....
[reply] No it wasn’t. Sarries for all their possessions first half never threatened the Leinster line. Leinster were so clinical with possession, brilliant performance.
Racing 92 v MunsterLeinster v Scarlets3/4 for the Pro14. #ChampionsCup— The Loose Head (@TheLooseH) April 1, 2018
Leavy is a giant. Fantastic team victory, can we skip the semis and go straight for an all Ireland final in Bilbao please
Well done @leinsterrugby from a Munster woman!— Dr Jennifer Kavanagh (@quiatimet) April 1, 2018
Have we begun cloning Isa yet?
Leavy monumental, great to have Ruddock back.
Score may have flattered us a bit. Who cares 💙
Ladies and gents, there we have it, a @leinsterrugby victory over @Saracens will see us head back to Dublin for the semi final. Date, kick-off time, ticket and travel info to follow on social / website in the coming days. @ChampionsCup #semifinalists— Scarlets Rugby (@scarlets_rugby) April 1, 2018
You can't argue with that. Absolutely masterful. 3 Pro 14 teams in the semi finals. Not a bad return at all.
FT Leinster 30 - 19 Saracens - delight for Leinster and a well-deserved victory!Our coverage of the match brought to you in association with @LayaHealthcare #ItsGoodToLive— Off The Ball (@offtheball) April 1, 2018
Loads of sarries fans complaining about sexton moaning about being taken out late and no arms....
[reply] He was done late 4 times before he got a penalty, and there was only one 10 on the field mouthing all say. He went home a loser.
Running out of words for Dan Leavy. Phenomenal doesn't cut it anymore. #LEIvSAR— Sarah Colton Irwin (@Sarah_XV) April 1, 2018
Very cagey first half but Leinster blew them away in first twenty of second half. Dan Leavy was fantastic
Mighty 2nd half @leinsterrugby #LEIvSAR Too much for a very decent Sarries side.— Brian Donnelly (@bptd1234) April 1, 2018
Arm wrestle in the first half but we destroyed them in the 3rd quarter then kept them at barge pole length. Very professional though room for improvement for us. Sarries a one trick pony?
Dan Leavy was immense.80 minutes1 try16 carries82 metres3 linebreaks4 defenders beaten2 offloads2 passes14 tacklesHuge ruck workLineout effort pic.twitter.com/wXPKp9WigU— Murray Kinsella (@Murray_Kinsella) April 1, 2018
Three cracking tries. We were ruthless in that 20 minute period after halftime but will need to up the intensity for the Scarlets. COYBIB
— Leinster Supporters (@OLSCRugby) April 1, 2018
Pro14 3 - 1 Rest of Europe. Leavy is a legend and Isa is the best player ever to wear the Leinster jersey ever. Thank God tomorrow is a holiday cos there see going to be a lot of hangovers in the morning 😂💙
A brave effort from @Saracens wasn’t enough on the day to stop @leinsterrugby punching holes in their line & monopolising on opportunities. #LeinsterRugby take a well earned step closer to this beauty 🏉👍🏼#ChampionsCup #LEIvSAR pic.twitter.com/9byJoq4VqE— Bull 🌺 (@tv_Bull) April 1, 2018
Great to see us kick on from January with our full side. Serious momentum now, roll on Scarlets.
@fergmcfadden hope you've apologised to @JohnnySexton for nearly taking his head off in the second half ;-) #LEIvSAR— Imelda Barnes (@LeinsterLovely) April 1, 2018
Leinster found another gear in the second half that Saracens just couldn't deal with. The scary thing is, it wasn't their top gear. Leavy though, f*cking hell.
Cian Ó Muilleoir
There’s hope & expectation in those eyes @leinsterrugby What a game & what an atmosphere. Great to give @jamieheaslip a little send off too. Thanks for everything lad 👏🏼 🇮🇪🏉 #LEIvSAR pic.twitter.com/SLGv5UW7dy— Warren.R (@TheDukeofDublin) April 1, 2018
Fab atmosphere. Seemed we gave away to much sloppy play in the 1st half.... Given we were Row B it's hard to say but a few moments of brilliance always counts. Can't wait to watch it back on the TV when I get home. Bring on Scarlets!
Fine margins win big games: Maro Itoje wasteful counter-ruck when the ball was being passed meant he couldn’t get in position to tackle Leavy #Skills #Interplay #LEIvSAR #LeinsterRugby #ChampionsCup pic.twitter.com/6ICFjBRpuq— St Michael's History (@history_STMC) April 1, 2018
How do I tell the misses i’m off to Spain without her?
Some performance from @leinsterrugby today, the first 20 of the 2nd half was class. Sarries didn’t know what to do with @DanLeafy94 Roll on the semi. #LEIvSAR #ChampionsCup pic.twitter.com/ic7FHLxA3U— Jonny Weir (@JonnyWeir) April 1, 2018
We were great from broken play. Great to win. However I was worried how we had difficulty getting over the gain line in possession unlike Saracens. They seemed to be more powerful in contact. I wouldn’t expect the Scarlets pack to be as strong but they will certainly be hungry.
Judging by @tadhgfurlong performance today, Granny Wexford was pegging holy water aplenty at the TV today. Monstrous performance #LEIvSAR— Michael Ofori (@MichaelKOfori) April 1, 2018
Leavy & Ryan = Leo & Jenno 2.0!!!!!
Riocard Ó Tiarnaigh
What a result by @leinsterrugby over Saracens! 30-19 #ChampionsCup #LEIvSAR— Aidan (@AidanFar) April 1, 2018
It’s often said that it takes injuries to find breakthroughs, and obviously Leavy was heavily involved last year anyway, but right now there is no 7 in the world playing anything near his standard. Looks like he went the full 12 with Anthony Joshua last night and still carries, defends and competes at the breakdown like his life depends on it. Isa and James Ryan were world class today too, Sexton was Sexton and Garry was Garry. Possibly unstoppable on that evidence.
— Denis Bell (@denismbell) April 1, 2018
Using the space we created was good for some tasty line breaks but failed to convert them into tries. Pretty good defending cutting down their big runners and to go in the lead was class. Certainly there were a few choice decisions made in favour of the visitors.
— Harpin' On Rugby 🏉 (@HarpinOnRugby) April 1, 2018
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP