A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.
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Joe Sheppard Far far too many Academy lads in the squad tonight & had Scarlets been better they should have walked away with 5pts...... they lost the game in reality. That said the couple of opportunities we had, we took. The youngsters will have learned from tonight and Rob K will be glad to get back to Ireland camp lol. A win and lessons learned. #WHOISNEXT 😉😁😉
Des Darragh Dull game, I'll take the win.
Disjointed performance. Scarlets will be kicking themselves after loosing that. Disjointed scrappy performance from us but dug deep and hot the win.— Kev (@kmjob73) January 25, 2019
Cian Ormond One for the purists. But my god we were blessed at times. Particularly the disallowed try at the beginning of the 2nd half.
Pádraig Turley Very lucky but then very unlucky to have lost the away game.
Rory O'Loughlin and Barry Daly super. My MOTM was either of those. Reasonably poor performance but those happen and at least we got a win.HOS and Frawley will learn from that #LEIvSCA
— The Champ Champs (@GifsRugbyNStuff) January 25, 2019
Richard Mifsud Lack of cohesion anticipated and in evidence given the change of personnel. Took us a while to gel and then lost it. Thought we played against the wind very well but lack of game management cost us after we scored the Barry Daly try. In all honesty but should've been game over then. We actually had to win that twice. Some of the [lack of] defence was of concern but I'm sure the coaches will address the systems and processes before the next outing. I'm sure they will be tighter next time. Standout performances for me from Ross Molony (deserved MoM), Barry Daly, Hugh O'Sullivan, Deegan and the cameos from JGP and Noel Reid. Most memorable moment for me was the rampaging Vakh...that was awesome. As ever #COYBIB
Odran John OBrien Outstanding from a young Leinster squad and a few old boy great win well done. A lot of 2009ers here tonight unbelievable outstanding win from our young lads
— Brian Donnelly (@bptd1234) January 25, 2019
Gerald Williamson Leinster were lucky to get this win. Defence was reasonable good, although Kearney showed his rustiness in letting a couple of tackles through. The leinster lineouts worked well & the scrums held up pretty well. It was a good learning experience for the Academy players. You could see the rustiness in R K's play when he missed a couple of tackles. Having said that it was a great learning experience for the Academy players. Still nice to get the 4 pts.
Steve Sandover Hard fought win.
Fortunate win. Never looked winning it until about 60-65mins.Scarlets handling and unforced errors costly to them. Hardy and Jones(7) ones to watch for future.
— Tom (@LeinsterRoyalty) January 25, 2019
Andrew Potts The younger players will be better for this experience, they duked out a good win against a lively Scarlets team. Yes they nearly lost the game and could have but they didnt so well done.
Martin Russell We'll take the win. Delighted to see the young guns get a good run out. Lots of mistakes, but job well done all concerned.
— Miriam Collins (@MiriamCol) January 25, 2019
Conor Cronin Felipe Comtepomi just referred to this game as a learning experience and how a win is a win... I can agree with that! Lots we can take from this match but delighted with the win and what the young lads can learn from this experience. Coming away from this, we've beaten our closest rivals in the conference, we've opened the gap at the top... Job done!
Michael Kirwan Meh as a spectacle. Priceless for the lads in terms of experience and grinding out a win.
Proud performance from @scarlets_rugby in Dublin. Frustrating not to come away with the win after but I’d have taken the losing bonus point before the game. #LEIvSCA #GUINNESSPRO14— Kevin Griffiths (@kevingriffiths) January 25, 2019
Andy Blount Barely got out with the win, fell off far too man tackles. It looked like things were coming together midway through the second half but the straight after the two tries the same missed tackles came back to haunt us again. Good win for the young guns but won’t be good enough against a full strength opponent. The youngsters will learn a lot from tonight.
Cian Greally Rob Kearney better pray Joe Schmidt didn't pay his eir sports subscription. Worst I've seen him play, wonder if he's still carrying a knock
Another step in the right direction for the Scarlets performance-wise, however in the context of the game, they'll be disappointed not to be leaving the RDS with more than a losing bonus point.Jake Ball imperious on his return from injury. #LEIvSCA
— Tom Pritchard (@TomPritchardSJ) January 25, 2019
Chris McDonnell I have no idea how we won that.
Kearney was hopeless, bent apart from the scrum is a wasted shirt, not one back tackled and frawley tried too hard and had a bad day.
The backrow and McGrath were very good. Still can’t believe we won.
Andrew Bailey This is endemic of the quality of the PRO14. Leinster decimated by Ireland callups underperformed but won. A really poor game with multiple errors. Good to win but whatever team Leinster turn out they need to be pushed more and challlenged more.
Very poor game tonightTackling was never Kearneys forte, but he was abject. Still carrying that injury?I thought Daly was really good (my MOTM) , but probably missing a bit of match experience. He out-shone Lowe who was trying too hard sometimes#LEIvSCA
— Ronan (@ronanmcmanus) January 25, 2019
Shaun Gilbride We had the A team bar Lowe and Kearney. 678 9 10 &12 oldest player was 22. Scarlets missed a few but had some handy players. We managed to win are 20 points clear with 9 games to go. Loads of young lads getting experience. We’re not in a bad place !!!
Alan Courell Thought Barry Daly was very good and looked sharp. Can’t see how Kearney can justify a place next week on that display
Kieran Hardy played his socks off tonight.As did Dan Jones and Dan Davis.Asquith and McNicholl busy as per usual.
— Daniel Jenkins (@DanWJenkins) January 25, 2019
Colin Campbell Another win, more game time for our young players. Molony put a good shift in
Declan Corcoran Lucky
I dare say the Scarlets would've taken a point at a start but they deserved much more by the end. They lost, we didn't win. Leinster never really settled and had to dig deep to put scores on the board. Young guns need to ignore the result and learn the lessons. #COYBIB #LEIvSCA— Harpin' On Rugby 🏉 (@HarpinOnRugby) January 25, 2019
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP