A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.
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Conor Cronin Travel to France and get the win, concede no tries, even a man down, top of the table for the week away from Europe, pretty sure that's job done!
There are of course things that can be worked on an that can get better, but let's keep the glad half full and keep the team building to those bigger better performances. No injuries against Glasgow next week and we'll be in a good place
That was a very good defensive performance from Leinster. Tough win on the road. #LOUvLEI— Richard Cantwell (@ManAboutCouch) November 23, 2019
Jamie Donohoe The whole pack and in particular the back row were superb. And to not concede a single point with Larmour off the pitch was a fantastic achievement particularly away in France
Not a classic but a win is a win for Leinster as they set up the double showdown with Saints in a fortnight. That defeat should end Lyon's interests this season #LOUvLEI— Matt Cassidy (@Cass_maitias) November 23, 2019
Paul Smith Any win in France is a good win. Not good for the nerves but great defence gave is a deserved win. Pearce had a really good game (don't say that often about refs) but my heart rate would be a lot lower if Johnnys try had been allowed to stand.
FT 13 - 06. Good win in poor conditions that suited Lyon who basically kicked/mauled everything.— Brian Donnelly (@bptd1234) November 23, 2019
We'll murder them in Dublin.#LOUvLEI
David Lawlor No sense in hitting the high gears this early in the season. Ramp it up slowly and come April and May we'll see what this team is really capable of.
That scoreline really doesn't do justice to just how well @leinsterrugby controlled that game! The win never really seemed in doubt (away, in France!) with a really composed defensive effort when needed! What an amazing start to the season it's been! #LOUvLEI #Leinster— Grace O'Sullivan (@gosulli) November 23, 2019
Dónal Foley Christ, my heart. Still, top of the table after 2 rounds, sets up the double header against saints perfectly.
That'll do. Not brilliant in terms of attacking rugby, but defensively we were absolutely superb. #LOUvLEI— David Cahill (@docathail) November 23, 2019
Kevin Kelehan Leinster will be in Marseille next May, Lyon better than expected but still Leinster always in control even when down to 14.
A little too complicated from Lyon there at the end. Great defence from Leinster on the whole though. Great defence. Big win on the road #LOUvLEI— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) November 23, 2019
Geoff Smith Neil Francis: 'Leinster were so far from perfect that you have to complain - because Lyon were absolutely atrocious'. I find Neil Francis difficult to read. He is a gossip columnist
Has to take some ridiculous criticism, but through it all he's been comfortably the best footballer in Ireland for the better part of a decade.— Daragh Faughnan (@DaraghFaughnan) November 23, 2019
Another Rolls Royce performance tonight, even when it wasn't happening around him. Bravo @JohnnySexton!#LOUvLEI https://t.co/P8DLcdTTzt
Mick Thompson Excellent result and performance given the toughness of the opposition
Lorcán Murphy Bloody hell. That’s a relief. The hardest fought wins are the sweetest
Dirty aul win but feck it ... a win in France is always a massive win #LOUvLEI— Tom Coleman (@LeinsterRoyalty) November 23, 2019
Anton Phelan This kind of game will stand to Leinster going forward
Jimmy Murphy Slugfest
Great win @leinsterrugby! Powerful play and good point choices. Onto the next one #LeinsterRugby!#JoinTheRoar #AllezLesBleus #LOUvLEI #Rugby— Cillian Lyons (@cillianlyons) November 23, 2019
Dave Murray VDF excellent since coming back from Japan, Ruddock too.
Michael Miley That’ll do!...
Happy enough overall, can't complain with 9 pts from 10 incl away win at Top 14 leaders. Relied heavily on D, some amazing sets in there. Might have gone for JVDF as MotM. Big test at Franklin's Gardens to come. #LOUvLEI #COYBIB #ChampionsCup— Harpin' On Rugby 🏉 (@HarpinOnRugby) November 23, 2019
Many thanks to all who offered opinions.
Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP