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 Leinster "Instinct" got away with that today. Zebre played some excellent rugby and were unlucky not to get a losing BP as well. We looked shambolic in D at times when they took the game to us. Zebre scrummed well and caused us issues. Renton, Canna & Biagi all stood out.Good to see Jack McGrath back but needs more game time to get back to the right level. Score flattered us but a BP Win IS A BP Win 😉😁😉
— james (@anceannwrecker) February 16, 2019
Paul Smith Take nothing from Zebre, they were very good today and the score flattered Leinster in the end. 21 points up after 20 minutes and we were all thinking job done, cricket score coming up and everyone took their foot off the gas and let them back into it. In fairness Leinster will learn a lot more from a tough game like that than a 50 plus points win. Fardy and JGP really stepped up and were excellent as was O'Brien who carried superbly. Deegan had a good game too. In the end it's job done and any BP away win is a good day.
Last minute try takes the losing bonus point away from Zebre. You really have to feel for them. Did very well to keep so close to Leinster so the point was the very least they deserved. #ZEBvLEI— Dave Kilkelly (@DavesRaves_) February 16, 2019
Martin Loughrey Didn't see the game but was following on Ultimate Rugby app. A bonus point win on the road is a bonus point win on the road and with all the internationals away we'll take it! A shaky 10mins just before the half time whistle though!
Job done. Let us never speak of minutes 30 to 70 in that match again. #ZEBvLEI— The Champ Champs (@GifsRugbyNStuff) February 16, 2019
Conor Cronin Haven't watched it yet, but to go from 21 nil up and get to half time only 2 points ahead is worrying. Leaking 4 tries against the team bottom of the table is not what one expects, even from the young lads. But with that said, to keep working and grind out the win in what looks like a respectable scoreline, that's a much more promising aspect! Looking forward to watching when the kids are gone to bed!
From the competition standpoint it's good that Zebre are putting in a good showing at home rather than just rolling over.From a Leinster point of view, it's no harm having a scare and a frustrating battle like this, keep the team focused ahead of the Champions Cup semi.#Pro14
— Ciarán Duffy (@Voicenstein) February 16, 2019
Gerald Williamson Leinster were a bit complacent after 3rd try. I would say a bit of a roasting in the dressing room at half time might have worked in getting them over the line & the bonus pt.
Fair play @ZebreRugby. What an effort.Not often a team scores three tries in 11 minutes against Leinster.That was a hell of a game to be able to commentate on.Congratulations @leinsterrugby.
— The Loose Head (@TheLooseH) February 16, 2019
Dónal Foley Our scrum was worrying. Their ability to break our line consistently was too. Wasn't just an issue when we were well ahead, they seriously threatened on a number of occasions. That said, it's another 5 points in the bag.
— Avril 🦄VEGAN SAUSAGE ROLL🦄 Needham (@comagirlx) February 16, 2019
Colin Campbell Scoreline was harsh on Zebre who battled well. Scrum pushed around and a little worrying we switched off defensively again letting opponents back in the game.
First 20 mins like the tv picture..breaking up and pixilated!! Scrappy too..but got a game in the end..well almost! #ZEBvLEI #result— Anne (@CarraigLiath27) February 16, 2019
Jamie Bond Zebre took their chances well. Not completing tackles really hurt.
The Italian cameraman was at Brazil 2014 World Cup levels of lingering crowd shots. Good game though 🏉#ZEBvLEI— Simon Mc Donald (@kingmca) February 16, 2019
Dave Murray Another step closer to a home semi final.
We rode our luck at times there, but won 40 - 24 away from home. We're cruising at 21 - 0, but with 65+ mins gone it looked like Zebre might go 29-28 ahead. They didn't, and two late tries make the scoreline look a lot different to how that match played out #ZEBvLEI— #RugbyLeinster (@RugbyLeinster_) February 16, 2019
Baz C. Ryan Miles ahead on top of the table
Plenty to negatives but I'd rather credit @ZebreRugby for coming back and making a decent contest of it. Maximum points in bag, job done, on to next challenge. #ZEBvLEI #COYBIB— Harpin' On Rugby 🏉 (@HarpinOnRugby) February 16, 2019
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP