Sunday, December 09, 2018

Online comments after Bath 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.

Gav Heg A win but some things to ponder. Leavy, as class as he is, is an out and out 7. Let's just put this experiment of him at 8 down to history. Ruddock to cover in future. I have always said that if Noel Reid can be a professional rugby player there's hope for us all but the guy really produced for us today. Bath as a club really let themselves down today by stopping Leinster from giving out flags to our fans, petty and not rugby.

Steve Sandover Awesome performance played to the conditions .#broughttheroar

Colm Cunningham Great to get a win away from home. Shame about the flags though. #freetheflags.

Michael Hatton One tough match, Bath well up for it but Leinster just got stuck in and got a result.👏👏👏

Neil Keegan Leinster Rugby looked a bit rusty like my old Raleigh max! Still able to strangle bath and take away their positive decision making. Good strong and hefty!
See yiz all in Landsdowne next week!

Michael Coveney Fantastic result in a bog conditions suited Bath a very limited team.

Paul Smith Sometimes you just have to dig in and take the chances when they come your way and we did it today in very tough circumstances. Really good win away from home for the boys in blue.

Kevin Kelehan Bath turned up, an away win was critical and was secured. This term without Toulon and Clermont leading groups there is a great opportunity to go 5 star

Noel Cuddy Win is a win. Tough conditions and a lot will have been learnt. Great intercept to win it but didn't see many scoring opportunities. Hope Jonathan's wrist and calf is ok

Sebastian Brennan Win is a win. It wasn’t beautiful to watch but the job is done. And of course the issue with lethal Leinster flags 😂😂😂 Well done Bath management.

Ed Whelan Bath line speed was amazing put our boys under immense pressure which forced errors. Hopefully lessons learnt and we can go into next week better equipped

Michael Kehoe Free Leinster flags for all Bath supporters at The Aviva next weekend. #wedontmindiftheywavethem

Sean Michaels A win is a win, today proved that Leinster can roll up their sleeves and slug it out with the best. Bath raised their game dramatically today, as you would expect with the European Champions in town, but we ground out a win, far from pretty but very effective. With regards to the flags Bath omitted to tell Leinster that they had them tested at Sellafield

Tony Hatton Good result

James Staunton Great result away from home, made some silly mistakes with the line at their mercy took their chances well, great game from a neutral point of view really looking forward to the return fixture next week.

Andrew Bailey Sign of the times that a club with the stature and history of Bath is reduced to petty stuff like banning flags. Otherwise a routine win. Europe’s number one team defeat England’s mid table spirited opponents

Dave Murray Bath raised their game for the champions at home like you would expect. Excellent and much needed 4 points away from home and I would be confident of getting the double over them next week. How strong a team will bath send over? No wins from 3 so surely they might throw their lot in for the premiership?

Cormac Mannion (reply to above) even if they just rest Louw and Underhill, I'd be confident we will rack up a big score against them

Conor Cronin That was an ugly win. But 4 points on the road is a great result. Need to learn a few things ahead of next week, like not getting isolated, but good for the lads who've been missing for a couple of weeks to get back in and get a win. Another week together will tidy up any little mistakes I'm sure

Patrick Walsh Leo pointed out before game that his prep was very patchy as players returns were very fragmented.
So in light of this a fabulous win away from home.💪

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