Sunday, February 16, 2020

Online comments after Leinster v Cheetahs

A selection of the “keyboard warrior” reactions after the full-time whistle of our featured matches of the weekend.

If you’d like to contribute stay tuned to
our Facebook page for our “Feel free to leave your thoughts…” posts which show up around full time after Leinster & Ireland matches.

Richard Mifsud Great game management from the boys in the first 50 minutes won the match. Cheetahs’ tactics in the first half were poor given the conditions. Much better second 40 from them and in particular exerting dominance at scrum time, which Robin McBride will be concerned about though TBH it’s probably a combination of fatigue on our two starting props and a better replacement front row for the Cheetahs. Basically we played smarter rugby given the deluge and got the rewards. Very patchy from 50-70 minutes but better final ten. Standouts Connors deservedly POTM, the starting pack, Frawley, Luke, Joe T and the back three. A mention for the Cheetahs high ball receivers in the conditions πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ». Finally, the Nugget Show πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. 17-0 and on to the Ospreys #COYBIB

Conor Cronin Horrid conditions, tough on the front rows with that many scrums, and not just with cheetahs demolishing Leinster in the scrum in the second half.

Frawley is awesome to watch, he's a real quality 10 and I just hope Leinster can hold on to him, and I'd say the same of the back row who were excellent today

Paul Smith Impressive win in awful conditions. Could easily been one of those games that finished with single figures but once Leinster scored the first try there was only 1 winner. Connors, Deegan, McGrath, Frawley and Ruddock were excellent and I also thought the starting front row were very good. Dooley and Bent don't get a lot of plaudits but they were both really good today. I'm sure Cronin is hoping the VT broke for that lineout throw though, he'll get a serious slagging over that one on Monday πŸ˜‚. All in all we did what we needed to do, scored 5 tries and another BP win secured. Oh, and the second Jersey is really nice too.

Declan Finlay Fair play to the supporters who turned up in those horrendous conditions.

David Bouchier-Hayes it was absolutely miserable from a weather point of view.

Reenen Stenekamp We were awful. No plan. No nothing. Klaar.

Joe Sheppard (reply) I thought considering the conditions, Cheetahs played well. Your line speed in D was good to me. You never gave up and thoroughly deserved both Tries. Leinster just didn't give you anything tangible.

Alan MacDonagh Leinster played the conditions better. All that can really be said tbh. Cheetahs have a good go at it in the second half.

Noel Hewson Hard to harsh on teams based on conditions. Leinster back row was probably the difference.

Micheal Quinn Leinster did as was required in first 50, poor there after

Andrew Potts Sort of a novelty game in those conditions. Leinster killed the wind in the first half which is good field management

Elizabeth Hackett The Poor Cheetahs were frozen God Love them.

Micheal Quinn Leinster did as was required in first 50, poor there after

Many thanks to all who offered opinions.

Look out Monday for our match writeup JLP


Taken by JLP from RDS press box on Nov 16, 2019