Sunday, January 31, 2021

Online comments after Scarlets v Leinster

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.

Conor Cronin For me those 3 leaked tries were very soft, they were avoidable. But they don't take away from an excellent attacking performance, always looking for the right option, and when it wasn't taken, learning for next time they went forward.

I think Frawley is brilliant, and I've said before that leinster need to do the work to keep him.

Back to the top of the table where we belong, I'm happy out with that

Paul Smith A very professional job done tonight by the boys in blue. There was no stopping our driving maul and every time we got inside the 22 we were taking points before we left. Harry Byrne is getting better and better and Luke is playing some of his best rugby ever and was a superb captain making all the right calls. Any tine you past 50 points is a good night, and delighted to see both Hawkshaw and O'Reilly dotting down. Oh and welcone back Tadgh, great to see you in blue again.

Derek McGee Positives and negatives despite a very lopsided scoreboard. To get the negatives out of the way, the Scarlets tries were all very soft in one way or another. Some very lazy or sloppy defensive reads from Leinster that won't make for comfortable viewing in next week's video sessions. For such a one-sided game, to miss more tackles than an opponent you have dominated is not a good look and that is something that needs work amongst both the youngsters and the veterans alike. On to the positives: welcome back Tadhg! Also, welcome Jamie Osborne - quite the cameo! Delighted for David Hawkshaw and Max O'Reilly getting on the scoreboard too. Harry Byrne continues to excite and that dual pivot with himself and Frawley is a strategy that is really bearing fruit. Finally, I think we're really starting to see Dan Leavy play himself back into peak form: he's a phenomenon of personal belief coupled with natural talent and I think the best is yet to come.

Henry Sellars They expected Dave to do a number on them and failed to manage their D across the rest of the park. Really good shift by the XV and replacements. Wonder how many more will be name checked/selected through the 6n with injuries etc???

Martin Lynch Superb Work From The Kids . In The Middle Of 2nd Half All 15 Were Academy Players. Harry Looks The Real Deal .

John Mcgrath Am I alone in thinking that Ross Molony is the most underrated player we have

Brian Corr (reply to John Mcgrath) there’s a few, D Kearney, L McGrath (how’s he lost place in Ireland squad), M Bent

Bert McLoughlin We look a lot more fluid when we play with a playmaker at 10 and 12

Niall Smith Harry Byrne was excellent

Derek Carroll Great display. Lads did us proud. #Blue army ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Mel Cawley I think it will be a lesson for Max O'Reilly. He scored but he was caught out. This is what's great about the structures in Leinster. He has seen the limelight. He has profited from his strengths and his weaknesses he will work on. To clarify I am not complaining these are great opportunities and I believe they are well managed.

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