A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.
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78 mins, why did he kick it???
That was epic. What a way to win a game. Leinster will feel they left it behind them, but Toulouse deserved it for their refusal to die with the ball. A classic— Rúaidhrí O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) October 21, 2018
Neutral here, what a game! And if you lose, get a BP so Leinster shouldn’t feel so aggrieved.
Toulouse, take a bow.
That was a game for the ages.
As a neutral, that was what European rugby is all about.
— The Loose Head (@TheLooseH) October 21, 2018
We came away with a point. Was never gonna be easy
Great game, some great rugby by both sides, not to be our day though. Proud of the performance. Safe travels #TOUvLEI— #RugbyLeinster (@RugbyLeinster_) October 21, 2018
Hopefully this stops the runaway hype. We're still a very, very good team, but Toulouse came up with a fantastic performance. Still, 1-4 away is not the worst result, gives us a great chance to still come out ahead in the head to head.
Bollocks #TOUvLEI— Brian Donnelly (@bptd1234) October 21, 2018
Well we tried Tomane in his preferred position and to say he was found wanting is an understatement. We brought a lot of this defeat upon ourselves, poor decision making in crucial areas, sloppy handling and too many missed first tackles. As an aside I thought the pitch was sub standard, very poor condition
Bravo les Toulousains 👍#TOUvLEI— Andy McGeady (@andymcgeady) October 21, 2018
Don't want to be down there in the knock out stages, they are back on the rise after a long time in the doldrums, a point away down there is never a bad outcome and with Toulon and Clermont not contenders this year its a slip that can be taken
Superb sport in Toulouse. Atmosphere, full house, hard hitting intensity, running rugby, passion, everything you would want. Great to see Toulouse at their best again too.— Michael McCarthy (@McCarthyMick) October 21, 2018
Cracking game but unfortunately a disappointing result.......loosing away bonus point not to be sneezed at tho! Team worked their socks off to get back into the game and came soooo close! Lessons to be taken fron the loss but ultimately the drive for ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ continues! COYBIB!
Just not at the right pace all game. However the lads will learn a lot from this. #TOUvLEI— David McGovern (@daveo_irl) October 21, 2018
So close, but not to be. A disappointing result but always hard to come back with all the points from France. Well march on. Allez Les Bleus !!!
That’s one of the best intercept returns I’ve ever seen. The initial pass was a bullet, caught almost at point blank range. Incredibly good game. #TOUvLEI— Simon Hick (@hicksimon) October 21, 2018
Tomane poor but McGrath also has a lot to answer for. Picked off twice in key positions due to a total lack of awareness.
Fabulous contest, 2 teams with the pedigree and knowledge and ALL THE STARS.Also, 2 sets of fans who travel, participate & know their rugby better than pretty much any other.A joy to watch. 💪
Its your moment, Toulouse , profites-en et on vous attend a La Retour #TOUvLEI— CatherineKavanagh48%#FBPE (@KavanaghCk) October 21, 2018
Maybe a disappointing for Leinster. Toulouse show'd the hunger to win. Thought the pitch was awful, cutting up all over the place which was not conducive for open running rugby. Leinster will correct their mistakes & win the return match at home.
— Dai Trembath (@defiantmode) October 21, 2018
JGP has been our best 9 this season. If nick McCarthy believes he can’t get ahead of McGrath the man needs a new career.
What a win for Toulouse. What a game #TOUvLEI— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) October 21, 2018
Never write off a 4 time cup winning club. Never assume a win in France will be a walk in the park. Never start a hype train after only the first weekend of a competition. It'll likely be a tougher route through the knockouts now if we get to them, but the easy way is no craic anyway. Félicitations Toulouse, bon match. 👏
Cian Ó Muilleoir
@RugbyToulouse_ Well donedeserved win.. Congratulations..Am gutted but beaten by better team on the day.. #TOUvLEI— alarkin74 (@alarkin74) October 21, 2018
Great game of rugby. Poor start cost us. Would hope this is the kick up the arse needed. Tomane and Luke poor
Pitch was a real equsliser but both teams had to play it. Best ref in the world in the pitch too, controlled everything and made all the right calls. Up to leinster now to go to bath and make mince of them, reckon they will easily #TOUvLEI— Sean McGabhainn (@seanmcGsuaf) October 21, 2018
Never got going in the first 20minutes all ways going to be very hard to get the win. Happy with the losing bonus point
— Stéphane Augendre (@stephauge) October 21, 2018
(if my Leaving Cert French hasn't failed me this roughly translates as "We can only hope that Leinster won't demand a replay [like Bath did])
One does not simply walk into Mordor.
Ô Toulouuuuuuuuuse ! #TOUvLEI— Clém (@Clm00032368) October 21, 2018
Reality check, Toulouse did their home work and brought intelligence and intensity to the game. Lots of Leinster errors but much had to do with Toulouse asking the tough questions. Leinster did well to get back into the game but often undid the good with poor decisions and execution. Line out poor and fell off to many tackles.
— Harpin' On Rugby 🏉 (@HarpinOnRugby) October 21, 2018
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP