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.
After such a win I’m going to celebrate by getting the attic ready for the Christmas decorations— rob&dave kearney (@boringkearney) January 5, 2019
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
Although there'll prob be a few different faces on show next week, that was the perfect response from @leinsterrugby to Thomond before Toulouse come to town! #LEIvULS— Grace O'Sullivan (@gosulli) January 5, 2019
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
You have to seriously respect @leinsterrugby as they're a world class team.By far the best province in Ireland with a lethal team with an equally impressive academy that just keeps producing great players. At times it looks so easy for them regardless who's wearing the jersey.
— UlsterRugbySP 🏉 (@UlsterRugbySP) January 5, 2019
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.
An easy win for Leinster this evening. Never looked unduly troubled. Ulster tried their best but again like last week, they were very unimaginative in attack. Leinster cruising to first place in Conference B #LEIvULS— Matt Cassidy (@Cass_maitias) January 5, 2019
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
I wasn't expecting much to be honest but that was a soul sapping performance by @UlsterRugby this evening. Just show's the MASSIVE gap in the squads #SUFTUM #9CountiesUnited #OnOn— Gareth H (@RugbyGareth) January 5, 2019
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.
— Tania Rosser (@tarnross) January 5, 2019
Colin Mcconaghie If one team can’t make tackles the result is inevitable
Lorcán Murphy There was some very soft defence from Ulster
Tough night for Ulster, however unfortunately it was expected.Still I wouldn't read too much into this match, it's not going to make or break the season.
— Ross Barnett (@rbarnett08) January 5, 2019
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.
— The Bridge 1859 (@TheBridge1859) January 5, 2019
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
Alot of poor turnovers by both teams but great to see Conor O'Brien and Scott Penny doing wellRoll on Toulouse next week #LEIvULS
— Ian O'Reilly (@ioreilly85) January 5, 2019
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.
Far from a classic but job done for Leinster. Ulster couldn't find enough points from their purple patch and allowed Leinster to return to playing their game. Hopefully both sides will benefit from well rested first team squads next weekend. #COYBIB #LEIvULS— Harpin' On Rugby 🏉 (@HarpinOnRugby) January 5, 2019
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP