Saturday, October 03, 2020

Online comments after Leinster v Dragons

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.

Sean Michaels Great to see JGP bossing the game, looked in total control. I think we missed out not having Ruddock facing Saracens, such a strong intelligent player. What a player Ringrose is developing into. Is there anything this man can’t do? Great to see the season kicking off with such lively display. Thought Dragons were better in the 2nd half. Had to laugh when Richard (who ate all the pies) Hibbard came on as my wife thought it was someone’s granny running on in protest, having said that he’s been a good servant to rugby

Richard Mifsud Very scrappy first 15 but after that got down to business despite the inevitable rejigging created by the injuries to Ciarán and Johnny. Solid performance against a one dimensional Dragons. Really disappointed we couldn’t see more of Ciarán at 12. Much better on set piece and the platform showed. Felt we left a few scores out there but hey can’t complain about a 30 point winning margin. Gutted for Max TBH. Standouts for me JGP, Garry, Rhys, Kelleher, O’Brien and JVDF. Really impressed with Hugo Keenan at 15 and Jordan looked more relaxed on the wing. Haven’t even mentioned James Lowe 🤦🏻‍♂️. In sum a good first outing, which funnily enough felt like a first outing despite the fact last season ended. Less than a fortnight ago. Finally a mention of Rónan Kelleher and how quickly the bugger was to the breakdown to take over as scrum half #COYBIB

Joe Sheppard A good performance with excellent speed around the park. The lads really wanted to blow off the last game. Ruddock, JGP, Ringrose all excellent. Nugget STILL got pace lol but Hugo K a really solid game at FB. Thoroughly enjoyed that 1st outing. Dragons much improved on recent seasons and Ashton Hewitts Try was outstanding

Paul Smith Job done, and done well. JGP was superb at 9, Ringrose was carving through them like a knife through butter but my own MOM was Keenan who was brilliant at FB and so unlucky not to have 2 tries to his name. All in all a very professional job against a disappointing Dragons side, and always nice to se Leinster back doing what they do best, winning at the RDS.

Martin Lynch Slow Start . Job Done . Happy Days . Great To See The Boys Back In Town .

Avril Poff Leinster came out strong, but agree Dragons looked disjointed and not strong - great start though for Leinster, sending good message as Cup winners, let's hope it continues! 💙😄🏉

Micheal Mac An TSagart Pointless to be honest. What good does that do either team?

Conor Cronin Job done. Maybe another score left on the field but no complaints with the score line. Injuries are a worry, so hopefully nothing too serious in them

Tony Joyce Fantastic performance from all involved. Great result, hopefully the injurys aren't to serious

Gerald Williamson Leinster playing with pace and spreading the ball as much as possible. 5 tries and 5 conversions against the Dragons at an empty RDS in the first game of the new Pro 14 season 2020/21, not bad at all boys.

Jenny Quinn Aungier Great result but I feel Leinster have upcoming problems with lack of props...

Gav Heg Dragons very poor. Baird couldn't believe how easy his try was!!!

Derek Tormey Same old, same old. Sooner the Saffers are admitted the better.

Ryan Smart Thought keenan looked good at fb.

Louis Hoffman Ross Byrne should take up soccer ⚽️⚽️⚽️

Nicola Doyle (reply to Louis Hoffman) what’s with all the kicking?

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