Sunday, September 30, 2018

Online comments after Connacht v Leinster

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.

Dominated the game and left scores behind. Probably should have got a bonus point.

Micheal Mac An TSagart

If Leinster are famed for champagne rugby in attack, I think we should acknowledge their stout defense too? #bluevelvet

Cian Ó Muilleoir

Dirty play by Connacht well deserved red card.

Pamela Roantree

Lengthy ban for McCoy coming up. Hard fought win, but we always looked like winning it, thought Lacey had his usual erratic game

Sean Michaels

Good result for Leinster, Connacht just couldn't keep up the manic assault. Pity about the horrible stamping red card - we don't need that in Irish Rugby

DeeDee O'Malley

Very sloppy 1sf half with far too many missed passes, mistakes & lack of sync. That said our D was VERY good and I didn't believe Connacht were ever going to exploit their opportunities and it was just time till we got a few scores. I thought JVDF was excellent, great to see SOB back and Robin Copeland was excellent for Westies.

Joe Sheppard

Revenge is sweet 😀. Only Irish team to beat us in 7 fixtures last year so nice to down to the Sportsgrounds with a full team and do the business!

Paul Smith

Handling errors were stressful! Best Tomane game in blue so far! Physical game suits him. Connacht wanted to impose their will just couldn't keep up with their opposite numbers. Disgraceful red card. Huge ban expected. Josh VDF robbed of man of the match last week no mistake this week he's been outstanding

Baz C. Ryan

Really enjoyed that. I saw 2 teams operating at optimum. The ref was very good throughout and if Connacht can play like that consistently, then they’re a semi final team. Once you reach the semi finals then you can win it! They are playing again which is great to see.

Leinster are just different level at the moment.

Neil Keegan

Leinster very scrappy in the first half but cleaned up in the second.. they must have had an awakening in the changing room

Andrew Smyth

Leinster were good for the win but Lacey was poor

Mike McDonagh

Great defence, JVDF immense again. Building steadily ahead of a number of big games.

Noel Hewson

We left more than two tries out there and our support was lacking on a few occasions. That said, keeping this Connacht team scoreless for 78 minutes is a good defensive shift. Perfect in our set pieces I believe, created chances and controlled the match once we got more than a score ahead. Things coming together nicely.

Dónal Foley

Determined defending by Leinster was impressive by their sheer bloodymindedness.

Andrew Potts

A good performance all round. Ground down a very motivated Connaught. Think leinster made them look worse than they are.

A few 5 percenters didn't come off for leinster today but that will come hopefully.

Have to say though I haven't been impressed with tomane as yet. He was slow to pass a couple of times today which killed moves and a few times got ahead of the play or wasn't in the right place. Hopefully he can settle into the systems though. He ran hard and was effective a few times but he won't trouble Henshaw at the moment.

Daniel Cowell

Interesting to see what our backrow will be for Europe. Josh is demanding selection since his return and with Seany back it’s a terrible time to pick up a knock for Rhys.

Derek Tormey

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