A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.
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Best team won!
Great match! Absolutely delighted with the result and what a credit to both sides. Well done boys! @leinsterrugby @Munsterrugby #LEIvMUN @jameslowenz well deserved MOTM— Richard Mifsud (@Richmif) May 19, 2018
Tmo’s need medicals before games
[reply] You mean vision tests.
Another final.... what a game.... come on @leinsterrugby 💙💙💙💙— The Bridge 1859 (@TheBridge1859) May 19, 2018
The score flatters Munster.
Well done Leinster 👏 Just too inaccurate today #LEIvMUN— Sarah (@SarahMc1986) May 19, 2018
Did enough to win and that's all that matters. Euro hangover is put to bed and on to the final now
Ringrose is having a serious bite out of Zebo today. #LEIvMUN— Paddy O'Brien (@Padzelli) May 19, 2018
Last try? I cant have been the only one to think that ball was no where near the post
[reply] I thought there was a forearm between the ball and post.
"I'm fat and slow. Isa's faster than me and he's on one leg!" - Love James Lowe— Michael McCarthy (@McCarthyMick) May 19, 2018
it was a great match well done leinster
— Dara Hayes 🇮🇪🇪🇺 (@dbmhayes) May 19, 2018
We are about 5 years behind Leinster
Brian O' Tuama
James Lowe great today. Mistake by them to target him. Big mistake #LEIvMUN— Brian Donnelly (@bptd1234) May 19, 2018
I feel like I need to watch that one back. The officiating staff may need to also, so they can claim to have seen it once at least.
Cian Ó Muilleoir
Leinster are an incredible team.
It's that simple
— Kieran Mc Menamin (@KieranM8982) May 19, 2018
Wasn’t pretty but job done. Not sure how TMO saw ball hitting pad but thankfully it didn’t matter. I’ll take winning ugly every day
— Aidan (@AidanFar) May 19, 2018
We were very sloppy. Church and Fardy made a huge difference. Will need to be much more clinical vs Scarlets.
To be honest I think @leinsterrugby have the beating of Scarlets more than Munster had. Still dealing with being a witness to the last #pro12 final so hoping Leinster hand Scarlets the beating they deserve this year. Also my second attendance at a #leivsca game this year.— Dr Jennifer Kavanagh (@quiatimet) May 19, 2018
Outstanding win for us today Munster as always put it up to us but again came off 2nd best, 2 turning points in the game one the yellow card which l think no one could argue should have been a red for one of the most cowardly act you will see on a Rugby Union pitch, the 2nd the awarding of the Munster try which even the Munster players didn't think it was a try, we can play much better l don't think Munster can. Best of luck to Simon Zebo in France
Odran John OBrien
— Rugby Onslaught 🏉 (@Rugbyonslaught) May 19, 2018
Congrats and best wishes in the final.
[reply] Fair play James
Peter O’Mahoney is a fucking gem of an interview. Never filler. #LEIvMUN— All Things Oval (@rugbyreview18) May 19, 2018
Officials were horrendous today, as they seem to be more and more these days. Munster pack very effective but let down hugely by their backs. Leinster the more clinical of the teams, especially when they had patience and went through a few phases. Better team won in a great contest
13-8 with a kickable penalty but go to touch... why; against the European Champions would you not take 3 valuable points????— Liam Toland (@LiamToland7) May 19, 2018
Very poor officiating. Definite red and the erratic use of advantage was very frustrating.
Last #IsaIsaIsa in the RDS. It’s been an extraordinary pleasure to watch him play this last decade for @leinsterrugby— Dara Hayes 🇮🇪🇪🇺 (@dbmhayes) May 19, 2018
All Munster really ... lucky to get out alive.
Not quite clinical enough and skills let Munster down at times but that was a hell of an effort— Ronan Murphy (@Ro_Murph) May 19, 2018
I was at a wedding watching it on the sneaky cheeky stream. A priest ended up beside me watching and the poor lad was praying for me with the language. He hasn't heard anything like it since he told his parents he was joining the priesthood
Savage scrap! Delighted Ans relieved to win. Munster showed balls, Leinster showed....eh.....more balls??
Chants of “one more year” for Isa Nacewa who leaves the RDS pitch for the final time as a Leinster player.— Cian Tracey (@CianTracey1) May 19, 2018
From the south stand out looked like the ref missed an awful lot, both ways. Leinster have a lot more to offer and I'm hoping it shows next weekend. Delighted with the win. Delighted to see a quality atmosphere of real fans at this fixture, way better than at lansdowne Rd
Isa being serenaded with One More Year. What a captain.— Sinéad Kissane (@sineadkissane) May 19, 2018
Need to re-watch at home tomorrow but at the match whilst we showed some glimpses of great opportunities (2!) in the first half one which lead to the Conan try and had to battle hard in the 2nd, overall we missed tackles, lacked cohesion, wasted kicks etc etc. .... BUT we hung in and got a result. Munster to their credit definitely wanted it more and really had a lot of opportunities handed to them. I felt we really missed the control and game management of JS10 today. A win is a win and a lot of deep character shown today. Some post EPRC fatigue perhaps and I know we'll see a different team in next weekends final..
Not the ending @SimonZebo deserved but hopefully he'll be back soon.... in BLUE sure @KearneyRob won't last forever 😂😂 #LEIvMUN #Zebo #IRFU #Leinster #leinsterrugby— Sean Deegan (@SeanDeeganIrl) May 20, 2018
As a Munster supporter: our feelings about South African referees are vindicated, they do not know the game we play up here. injuries are serious in terms of Ireland in Australia. On a really really really important note, that's what a Leinster v Munster atmosphere should be, I didn't hear of a single true supporter who couldn't get a ticket, we got our tickets from Leinster supporters and I gave my munster lottery tickets to two dyed in the wool Leinster fans. Fantastic atmosphere. Ditch the Aviva
#LEIvMUN I swear to God, that @leinsterrugby is trying to kill me. Twice in a week, lads. Mercy. Have mercy.#LeinsterRugby #GOAT #THEDOUBLEISON— CatherineKavanagh48%#FBPE (@KavanaghCk) May 19, 2018
Huge difference in reffing interpretation from last week! When are the powers that be gonna put some sort of structure to it? If Barnes was reffing today it would have been a totally different game, not that those officiating today excelled in any respect.
— Lisa🌿 (@lisabridget_) May 19, 2018
Munster's pack dominated in the first half but they lacked a backline that could do anything with it. Leinster came out with much improved attitude in second half, and when the replacements came on it was completely turned around. We were good value for the win on the balance, and honestly the margin flattered Munster in the end. Leinster did so much more with the ball, and looked the better overall team, 8 pts would have been fairer.
Gutted Munster couldn’t get over the line today but I do believe there are a lot of reasons to be hopeful for the future. Leinster V Scarlets will be a cracking final and a great showcase of what the #pro14 has to offer too... #LEIvMUN #SUAF— Eoin (@eoinsm) May 19, 2018
Would prefer a showy win, but a bugly one is better than defeat. Munster were really up for it, we did enough to stop them.
— St Michael's History (@history_STMC) May 19, 2018
That was a close one. Leinster running on fumes at the end, tackling on instinct but showed great mental strength. Scarlets will be tough. But always good to beat Munster no matter how it’s done.
Wow. That was the finish the match deserved...amazing battle. Tough on Munster to an extent but they did leave more points out there than we did. On to the Aviva and a fourth meeting of the season with the Scarlets...bring it on! #LEIvMUN #COYBIB #GuinnessPro14— Harpin' On Rugby 🏉 (@HarpinOnRugby) May 19, 2018
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP