Monday, April 02, 2018

Online comments after Leinster v Saracens

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

Jonny Martin

Say it every week

When you come at the kings, best not miss

Neil Keegan

[reply] Unless you mean the Southern Kings, in which case you will probably get another chance

Ronan McManus

It was closer than the score suggested.....

Thomas Mulligan

[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.

Kevin Colman

Leavy is a giant. Fantastic team victory, can we skip the semis and go straight for an all Ireland final in Bilbao please

Michelle Tobin

Have we begun cloning Isa yet?

Leavy monumental, great to have Ruddock back.

Score may have flattered us a bit. Who cares 💙

Rachael O'Brien

You can't argue with that. Absolutely masterful. 3 Pro 14 teams in the semi finals. Not a bad return at all.

Imelda Reidy

Loads of sarries fans complaining about sexton moaning about being taken out late and no arms....

Charles Curtis

[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.

Darach Kennedy

Very cagey first half but Leinster blew them away in first twenty of second half. Dan Leavy was fantastic

Mark Hunter

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?

Richard Mifsud

Three cracking tries. We were ruthless in that 20 minute period after halftime but will need to up the intensity for the Scarlets. COYBIB

Jamie Donohoe

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 😂💙

Paul Smith

Great to see us kick on from January with our full side. Serious momentum now, roll on Scarlets.

Andrew Byrne

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

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!

Joe Sheppard

How do I tell the misses i’m off to Spain without her?

Chris Mc

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.

Paul McSweeney

Leavy & Ryan = Leo & Jenno 2.0!!!!!

Riocard Ó Tiarnaigh

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.

Marc Hickey

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.

Andrew Potts

Many thanks to all who offered opinions.

Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP


Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019