A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.
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Derek McGee Absolute floodlight robbery by Leinster (I'll take it though!). Connacht would have been excellent value for a win but I think key injuries did for them in the end. Leinster uncharacteristically sloppy in defence & particularly porous right up the middle. Have to give props (ahem) to Andrew Porter, not just for the try but for the energy he brought to the game. Huge ball carrying and a near pathological need to smash into anything and anyone who got in his way. One of the best games I've attended at the RDS in a long time, all the same: cracking atmosphere, even when the scoreboard was ticking in the wrong direction.
David Lawlor I will (leave my thoughts) when my defibrillator kicks in.....
What a game #LEIvCON— David Byrne (@davidbyrne72) December 22, 2018
Lian McGuire Cracking, cracking game. Am Leinster through and through, and heart was pounding at the end, but even I felt a little sorry for Connacht, they played some beautiful stuff. Friend has them buzzing again and its great to see.
Paul Smith Carlsberg don't do comebacks but if they did. Fantastic finish by the boys in blue. 💙
Christ almighty. You'd really, really feel for Connacht there. Incredible stuff from Leinster. #LEIvCON— Paddy O'Brien (@Miggeldy_Higens) December 22, 2018
Colin Campbell Fair play to Connacht they put it up to us. Porter is a beast of a player who single handedly drove us on in the last 15. Ross Byrne is getting better and better.
John Peeters Even with many second string players vs what was ostensibly a first choice Connacht side, we still win!!!! CHAMPIONES #4Stars#Pro14Champs
What a finish!!!! and what a gameSo I put in some shiftFuture is excellent for Irish Rubgy#COYBIB #LEIvCON #GuinnessPRO14
— Paul Daly (@Paullyie) December 22, 2018
Conor Cronin There is immense satisfaction in watching your team, who should be done and out of it, fight back like that. To put in solid grit and determination and grind out the victory, and snatch it from the laws of defeat... That shows character. I don't know who stood up and told his teammates that it wasn't good enough, but someone made them take note. What a victory. Hard luck to a connacht, they had done the work for more than 2 points
Greta McAllister Heartbroken. What a game.
#LEIvCON well balls.... Great entertainment though, tough on Connacht— Billy Mahony (@billy_mahony) December 22, 2018
Noel Hewson Stole it, Connaught played some great attacking rugby and carved open Leinster very easily at times. Stunning last 10 minutes and a lot of credit to the players for not giving up. Plenty of lessons in this for the younger guys.
Sean Michaels Connacht players must feel like I did when I was told that Santa wasn’t real, heartbreaking
Absolutely incredible stuff from @leinsterrugby! What a try from Andrew Porter @standrewsdublin . Playing like @AllBlacks #LEIvCON— Dr Jane Mahony (@JaneMahony) December 22, 2018
Garry Wynne The Leinster young blood grew some hair on their chest in this hard fought win. Connacht playing great rugby and only lacking from the bench.
Bob Allely Sorry Connacht didn;t hold on - but a great advertisement for Irish rugby!
Sickened #LEIvCON pic.twitter.com/cmpdpPZ8wW— Thomas Fawl (@TomFawl) December 22, 2018
Gerald Williamson That was a game of rugby for thrills, spills and tries. The difference was the impact of the Leinster subs. In a sense what was Lenister's gain, was Connacht's loss. At least Connacht
had the consolation of getting 2 losing bonus points.
Kathryn Keegan 💙 well played Connacht
I’m a lone Leinster voice in a pub full of Connacht fans. That was sweeeeet!— Kev (@kmjob73) December 22, 2018
Kevin Kelly That was unbelievable rugby what a comeback from Leinster the sign of true champions the amount of phases for that last try reminded me of Ireland plating France in the 6 nations unbelievable possession hard luck Connaught
Dave Murray What a comeback and bench impact.
And during the last phases I was thinking we could get a penalty (Connaught offside) and praying for Clancy to throw out the arm. What would we have done if play stopped with a penalty? Kicked for a draw?— Brian Connell (@BrianConnell67) December 22, 2018
Andy Crawford Our bench made a difference theirs the opposite. Bizarre game, they killed us for 65 minutes.
George Larkin 😁😁😁😁😁😂😂😂
Not so much a game of two halves more a game of eight eights, the 1st 7/8 belonged to @connachtrugby & the final 1/8 belonged to @leinsterrugby. Great win but still wondering how? #LEIvCON— John (@johnsopinionok) December 23, 2018
Alan Eastwood Connacht will b sick. They put everything into the Game. Some team Leinster tbf. Bench on both sides told a lot. Connacht heading in the right direction again 🙏🏻🙏🏻after a couple of bad seasons. ✅
Thomas Mulligan R-O-B-B-E=D
Well I've seen teams dig deep before but that was DEEEEEEEEEEEP. Almost gutted for Connacht that was a proper ambush for 70 minutes and the BP won't be any consolation at all. Cracking advert for the interpros! #LEIvCON— Harpin' On Rugby 🏉 (@HarpinOnRugby) December 22, 2018
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Sunday evening for our match writeup JLP