A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.
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David Lawlor I think it's just shown the gulf between the two teams, Munster were never really in it and a 3 point return for the second half shows it. Glasgow will be a different prospect altogether but if we keep our D tight then we'll be OK.
Conchubhar MacGhuidhir JVdF an absolute legend 👍🇾🇪
— neil warner (@wooliferkins) May 18, 2019
Andrew Potts A tale of two back rows, the score was the difference between a 6,7 and 8 and 3/8s
Carmel Daly Absolutely what Leinster is all about. Massive all team performance #COYBIB
Josh van der Flier is a fucking machine! #LEIvMUN— Nicole (@_nicolemcnamara) May 18, 2019
Neil Keegan That team was hungry. Munster, in fairness, showed up and fought hard. That’s a compliment to that team with the ghost of another losing semi final ahead of them
But at the end of the day, the gap in class was evident. Leinster strangled the positivity out of Munster and that is just a killer!
Bring on Glasgow!
When you come at the kings, best not miss.
DeeDee O'Malley Great game, fab finish. Congratulations Leinster x
See ya in Glasgow for the #GuinnessPRO14 final @leinsterrugby ! #LEIvMUN #worththe45quidpuntonflights— Jarrod Bromley (@jarrodbromley) May 18, 2019
Chris McDonnell Munster's 2 half backs were well off. They didn't fire a shot. If one up runners is all you have v 14 men well good luck with that.
Anton Phelan Munster were always going to give it all against Leinster from the get go but offered little in the second half
A great rivalry, a good contest 👍🏻Well done to both sides & good luck to @leinsterrugby next week!#LEIvMUN #GuinnessPro14 pic.twitter.com/YfVCn2j7VM
— RugbyPlayersIreland (@RugbyPlayersIRE) May 18, 2019
Conor Cronin I said on show 3 blokes a ball and BOD that I couldn't see who would create a spark for munster to get them past and scoring tries. A big blue wall of defense was always in their way. The mental strength to come back from last week and get the win, overcome tired and loss like that to be so strong... I'm very proud of that team. Working hard for each other and the fans. Of course there are things to work on, but a great result. Fascinating to spread out wide to 2 props and a hooker, and get the try!
Reenen Stenekamp Van Graan is overrated.
Loving how @jameslowenz has a fantastic ability to get the ball down in situations where others get held up or bundled into touch. #LEIvMUN— Alastair McDermott (@AMcDermott) May 18, 2019
Sean Michaels Although Munster were the busier team in the first half they still didn’t offer much, Leinster were quite content to soak up the pressure. Second half showed what Leinster are about, some great individual efforts, especially Scott Fardy when he came on to replace Devin. Sean Cronin’s try must be a contender for try of the season, hope Uncle Joe was watching. Once JS came on the whole side seemed galvanised into raising their game, he made a tremendous difference when he came on. Bench was superb with a special mention to Andrew Porter, that performance will book his seat for Japan
Kathryn Keegan Great game well done both teams
I'm disappointed, as are all Munster fans today. But let's not be discouraged.It was a hell of a game. Leinster have one of the best attack coaches in world rugby; it showed today.#LEIvMUN
— The Loose Head (@TheLooseH) May 18, 2019
Cian Greally Good win, great to see Josh back and firing. Munster look to be still a long way off at the top level. Maybe no harm flannery and Jones are going as they look like a team that needs new ideas. Big summer ahead for them
Derek McGee Now that Hugh Jackman has retired from playing Wolverine, can we campaign to get Josh van der Flier the gig? That boy's powers of recovery are a Marvel...
(Not even sorry)
— Ms Alex Horgan (@alexhorgsn_alex) May 18, 2019
Andy Blount Munster were the better team first half, definitely came to front up. Second half was a different story, Leinster were class and showed why we are champions. I wonder what’s going through Joeys head? 😂
Garry Wynne (reply to Andy Blount) Munster worked harder to be sure but I dont think that made them better. It was a better chance for them to kick it out at 6 all rather than play on knowing Leinster had the stronger bench.
Fair play to Leinster, deserved the win. Should be some cracker next weekend given how exciting the Warriors are. Two best teams in the competition are in the final. Really hope Munster can kick on again next year, though the coaching situation is worrying. #LEIvMUN #PRO14 #SUAF— Damian Shiels (@irishacw) May 18, 2019
Colin McConaghie Fairly comfortable for Leinster in the end without ever really going beyond second or third gear. Munster fronted up but just don’t have enough going forward at the minute to struggle the top teams. Fitting that the winners of the conferences meet in the final. Think it will be a bit more open given Glasgow’s free flowing style
James Griffin Congrats and best wishes to your team for a win next weekend.
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— 🇪🇺 Gavin Doyle 🇮🇪 (@gavin_doyle_ie) May 18, 2019
Gerald Williamson Firstly as a Leinster fan I am delighted for the win. The defence was good although the line out still needs sorting out especially against Glasgow next week. Fantastic to see JVF back at his best my MOTM , what a player. Hard luck to Munster, they will need a lot of sorting out both on and off the pitch.
Leinster will need to step up a gear if they are to overcome a Glasgow team on a rampage at present after their win against Ulster.
Rob McGee Keith Earls is wasted with the Munster gameplan. He should come up on loan for a little while :p
Very impressed with Leinster's second half. There was some extra heft in our defensive hits it was no mean feat keeping Munster tryless. Bravo to Leo & co for getting this response out of the boys after Newcastle. We'll need another one next Saturday! #LEIvMUN— Harpin' On Rugby 🏉 (@HarpinOnRugby) May 18, 2019
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP