Sunday, January 06, 2019

Online comments after Leinster v Ulster

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.

Dónal Foley Good win, opening more and more of a gap in the table. Wasn't the most accurate Leinster performance, but positives all over. Scrum, lineout, defence all good. Looked after the ball well. Game management was good, kicking was accurate and contested well. And done with a team full of youngsters.

John Peeters Workmanlike. At times Ulster’s defending was pathetic. Could Conor O’Brien be a curveball for next week’s match day 23?

Pamela Roantree COYBIB great win

Marty Lustiano Awful man on man defending by Ulster, some of the young Ulster guys made a match of it, but mad gap in ability

Steve Sandover Happy happy happy

Paul Smith Normal service resumed. Never in doubt from the first try. Great finishing by Cronin, O'Brien was superb, Rob Kearney was excellent and Mick Kearney had an excellent game in the 2nd Row. Now time to concentrate on the big game next week.

Colin Campbell Professional win, little bit sloppy sometimes but a few great performances especially by O'Brien and Frawley. Good shift by Mick Kearney too.

Andrew Potts Good win by the extended group, the talent pot is bubbling nicely

Andrew Byrne Leinster showing the depth they possess, particularly in the back row. Penny is shaping up nicely to develop into a seriously good seven and Deegan put in an honest shift but I'd like to see him shift up another gear now. God help any young lad in the Leinster Academy wanting to play in the back row, even the most talented lads will struggle to get enough game time to knock on the door.

Colin Mcconaghie If one team can’t make tackles the result is inevitable

Lorcán Murphy There was some very soft defence from Ulster

Andy Crawford Worst Ulster performance at the RDS for years. Also their worst away support here. Never saw a team play so many phases and make so little ground. We were sloppy to be honest but they were so poor it just took a couple of moments of genuine class from the likes of Cronin to secure the win.

Gav Heg Always great to see our boys in blue win! Doesn't really make up for last week tho as Ulster were quite poor. I cannot wait for Toulouse! Bring it, bring it now!

Nemoy Lenny (reply to Gav Heg) walk in the park this week. Still surprises me that our second team can wrack up such a high score against another province

Conor Cronin It looked almost relaxed by Leinster. Never really got out of 3rd gear while ulster looked like they were stalling throughout. The senior players need to take the confidence that the young lads are generating and play like that next week

Derek Tormey Some good individual performances but very worried about the lack of cohesion we will show against Toulouse. Huge ask after all the chopping and changing. Last night COB, Frawley both excellent.

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