Sunday, December 05, 2021

Online comments after Leinster v Connacht

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.

Paul Smith Firstly hats off to Connacht who played some lovely rugby and were unlucky not to get anything from the game . Having said that,, Leinster also played some lovely rugby too and after a fairly dodgy 25 minutes at the start looked like the only winners. Some of the Leinster tries were works of art, Larmours and Deegans in particular but the Sheehan try was absolutely ridiculous for a hooker as once again he showed anything Kelleher can do he can do just as well if not better 😁. We'll deserved MOM for VDF who seems to get better week on week. Nice bounce back after last week and sets us up nicely for the coming weeks.

Conor Cronin Connacht gave me a couple of concerns in the first half, but it was good to see leinster respond really well. The names on the sheet were different but I feel like this was a very different team. There were a few early moments that you can forgive as players were coming back together for thy first time in a while, but they really came together strongly showing why so many are first choice players, and why so many of them are pushing hard to be those first picks.

One thing I think we need is to adapt to how refs are interpreting the laws. Don't get frustrated that a ref isn't penalising something, but take advantage of it instead

Noel Hewson Solid win after a good start from Connaught. couple of nice tries from Leinster and VDF rightly MOTM and Good Cameo from Porter. Sheehan’s try was ridiculous the modern hookers are serious ballers.

Kevin Kelehan Connacht gave a decent first half, Leinster unsurprisingly treated their fans to a treat after Ulster turned them over last week, both side should take positives from this game

Henry Sellars 20mins display by Connacht. Absolute power by Leinster all game. Even harder looking at Dan's bewildered chops afterwards

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