Sunday, November 28, 2021

Online comments after Leinster v Ulster

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 I hate seeing Frank Murphy's name for a leinster match. I don't rate him. At all. He's not the reason we lost but he sure as hell didn't help.

Leinster were poor. Some very good individual performances, but a poor team effort. Must do better. Well done ulster

Alastair Gault (reply to Conor Cronin) from an Ulster viewpoint, we don't want Murphy either, why they can't have a neutral country ref is beyond me

Richard Mifsud Worst performance for a long time. Forget tactics, performance, individual errors etc this was down to abject complacency. It was flat lethargic and pedestrian. Frankly ridiculous TBH.  We may quite rightly complain about the ref team but he didn’t lose that match for us, we did 🤷🏻‍♂️

Andrew Bailey Didn’t manage game. Didn’t manage ref - although ultimately he was not reason for loss. Unusual to see us panicky. Maybe this game will ease some of the hype around Harry - he needs to prove himsejf by starting and controlling big games. He was a long way from that tonight. Just a bad day at the office - next Friday a bigger game now.

Paul Smith Can't be as sloppy as we were today and expect to take a win. All over the pitch we were poor. Ulster played a very simple game today, nothing flash but fully deserved their victory. The amount of penalties we gave up was awful too, too many players getting isolated at the breakdown allowing them to win easy turnovers. All in all a bad day at the office but we can take comforr that there were a lot of big names missing for Leinster tonight, so let's learn from it and move on.

Noel Hewson No excuses better team won. Well done to Ulster. Leinster were slow to the breakdown, lineout ball was scrappy and line speed too passive in defence. Plenty to work on but the sky is not falling down just yet. Will have to get it right quickly with our neighbours from the west in good form.

Kevin OCeallaigh I think Frank Murphy will sleep with one eye open tonight due to the fear of waking in the night to see Tadhg Furlong standing at the end of his bed.

Kevin Kelehan Well done Ulster, they'd more chance of winning the Lotto but scooped a tougher jackpot.

Andrew Potts When Leinster didn't give the ball back to Ulster, Frank did it was pretty esoteric performance. So many penalties at the break down but not even a hint of yellow. It was all a little strange.


Martina Byrne Referee had a shocker , Leinster were poor all round ….

Colin McConaghie Brilliant, that’s all 😃

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