A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.
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Chris Mc That was hard work.
Tony Hatton Brilliant display from Ulster but experience held the day ..Well done Leinster.
When you watch an interpro like that it just proves such a disappointment when Irish sides rarely clash with their full strings in the Pro14 #LEIvULS— Matt Cassidy (@Cass_maitias) March 30, 2019
Damian Scott Both Larmour and Stockdale will have learned something from today! Onwards to the semi Leinster!
Andrew Potts Even closer then I thought it would be. Immense credit to Ross for backing himself for that winning kick.
Incredible game from both teams - either would have deserved to advance! Gutted for Dan - doesn't look good #leivuls pic.twitter.com/ERJSrP9S64— Cathy Gibbons (@MedgibbonsCathy) March 30, 2019
Paul Smith Ross Byrne deserves a purple heart for his bravery in kicking that penalty at the end of the game on practically one leg ! Superb game of rugby to watch, nails and fingers bitten at this stage. One hell of a relieved and delighted Leinster fan in equal measure.
David Ryle Have breath, no voice.
What a game that was. Unbelievable intensity. Very proud of that Ulster performance. Every player to a man emptied the tank today. I'm absolutely gutted. Congrats Leinster, showed why you're champions, hope you go on to win the thing now. #LEIvULS— Ciarán O'Dowd (@Ciaranodowd) March 30, 2019
Riocard Ó Tiarnaigh Leinster got out of jail, big time.
Steve Sandover Ross Byrne a hero.for getting that kick over with one leg. Hope Dan leavy ok #heroes #semis
Absolutely gutted 😭. Good game to watch. But Stockdale-what was he doing? 💔 #LEIvULS— Rachel Wilson (@R93wWilson) March 30, 2019
Conor Cronin That was far too close. But credit to Leinster, that last four minutes of patient, measured play, nothing silly, careful handling, close out the win... It's what champions do.
Dónal Foley That took years off my life with the stress. My girlfriend's too, and she thinks a maul is where you go shopping.
Incredible game tonight. Neither side could've put anything more into it. Pity about the result but a great show from both sides #LEIvULS #ChampionsCup— Olly Wallace (@LastWordOlly) March 30, 2019
Gavin Doyle Wow! #LEIvULS 21-18. What an epic game! That was above test level status. I f*cking love @leinsterrugby! 💙
That 40-phase drive at the end showed all the experience of a @ChampionsCup winning team.
Hard luck to @UlsterRugby who fought tooth and nail. The drive for five continues! Just. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
That was everything I want in an interpro and more. Fabulous game of rugby. #LEIvULS— Padraig O'Rúis (@anarchomushroom) March 30, 2019
Noel Hewson Got out of jail. A very physical game Ulster are probably kicking themselves. Conan sublime break for the try was huge as was the stockdale knockon. Gutted for Leavy.
Michael Hatton Congratulations Leinster winning a game that Ulster could have and maybe should have won and probably would have if the Ulster Winger Stockdale hadn't dropped it over the line. With all the injuries that Leinster have now we might have to get a loan of a few of our X players from Ulster and Munster😂😂💙💙💙
What a game #LEIvULS cooney is a class act at 9...@IrishRugby must go with him in the world Cup @UlsterRugbySP very brave but just ran out of steam to finish @leinsterrugby off— peter thomas (@panthomas) March 30, 2019
Dave Murray Hard work but brilliant effort by both sides. Ross Byrne stepped up after missing his first two kicks and had a good game. Last 4 again and let's hope Toulouse can do us a favour tomorrow. Anyone know how bad Leavy's injury is?
Sebastian Brennan Great game of rugby. Stockdale again a difference, unfortunately as liability this time. Byrne’s kick from barely standing pure class. Conan great performance over all. Happy it was in Aviva, it could’ve been different story in Ravenhill.
Jaysus @UlsterRugby were immense today. Our @leinsterrugby boys had to dig really deep to win that...and they did which is the really important thing as we’ve been weak mentally of late. On to the semis. This test will stand them in really good stead #LEIvULS #COYBIB— @Once_in_the_job... (@Once_in_the_job) March 30, 2019
Richard Mifsud Now the dust has settled a wee bit I'd just like to make a couple of comments on tonight's match. The first one is the obvious one that both sides were absolutely immense and did their respective supporters, provinces and the Pro 14 proud. The second one is for Ulster. Your boys were just awesome today and there is a very bright future ahead for you. I really do see you competing for silverware in the not too distant future. John Cooney was brilliant today and I rather suspect that if Ulster had won he would have won MOTM. My final point is for Leinster. This season hasn't been brilliant despite the ridiculous lead in the Pro 14 and the problem has been in the top two inches. Today's challenge was the absolute best you could have had because it tested you mentally as well as physically. The important thing is that you prevailed and that mental toughness will hold you in good stead moving forwards. Not saying we'll win silverware but boy did our boys need that test. Our mental toughness is on a completely different (and better) level after that match. Finally to both sets of fans #chapeau
That game was just epic. On all fronts. Immense.Speedy recoveries for Best and Leavy. Oomph.#LEIvULS
— Oonagh Kerr (@Rrek_Oonagh) March 30, 2019
Craig Walker Well done Leinster & good luck in the next Round. I watched that game with great pride (and great voice) when looking back to where Ulster were a year ago. Cracking game of rugby.
David Walsh Poor Dan leavy 😭
What. A. Match. Fair play to Ulster I reckon the only difference at the end was that they had to go to their bench earlier. Still, Leinster had great D in the 2nd half and stood up to the challenge. Conan outstanding, Ross Byrnes one-legged kick unbelievable. #LEIvULS #COYBIB— Harpin' On Rugby 🏉 (@HarpinOnRugby) March 30, 2019
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP