Sunday, January 30, 2022

Online comments after Cardiff 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.

Richard Mifsud Firstly well done Cardiff. Deserved that. We were very poor in ball retention and tactically naive but that should take nothing away from the winners. To lose at the end hurts but just imagine being a Cardiff fan, your team puts in a fine performance and you lose by a point. It’s just a game at the end of the day, we were poor, they were better, we learn and we move on. A kick in the teeth never hurt anyone especially if properly harnessed. Onwards and upwards #COYBIB

Conor Cronin Leinster with too many penalties, not using chances well and not managing the game well. Can't really complain about the result.

Paul Smith I'm not tryimg to take it away from Cardiff who played well but at times it's really hard to take the standard of refereeing in the URC. Absolutely awful display by the only ref who makes Ben Whltehouse look competent. Bitterly dissapointed to give away a win when we had it in our own hands at the end and really only needed to wind down the clock. Some bad decisions cost us what would have been a hard fought victory. We need to make a big step up next week and ensure we rake the win, or we'll find ourselves in a situation where we'll be playing catchup.

Noel Hewson Not up to their usual standard. Struggled under the high ball and was odd that we barely kicked the ball all game. Go again in a few weeks. Hope Will Connors is ok not been having a good time with knee injuries.

Sean Kirwan Cardiff deserved the win. Some poor Leinster decision making all round. Slow ruck and not defending the ruck hurt. Lack of match playing time probably didn’t help some of the lads. Can’t win ‘em all.

On a side note Adamson is just not a great ref but not his fault Leinster lost.

Declan Smith They looked sharper from the off, our penalty count didnt help us until they decided to join us in that stat....we didnt kick early on when needed and late on we kick the possession away when we needed to manage the game to an end. The bounce of a ball did us in the end and poor ref to learn from.....imho.

Gerald Williamson Fair play to Cardiff, they deserved the win. Tactically Leinster were poor and lacked imagination. No leadership in the team. A bit of a learning curve for some players.

Odran John OBrien Well done Cardiff better team tonight. Sorry to say McGrath very poor again tonight and not good enough even at this level

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