Saturday, April 16, 2022

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.

Conor Cronin Glad we've the few leaked tries as something to work on.

Leinster in full flow are a joy to watch. Positive proactive rugby, strong carries, great work at the ruck, slick passing... What's not to like.

Games like this should remind us that losing Josh Murphy is not a good thing, particularly to a team pushing as hard as connacht

Richard Mifsud After an initial poor 1st 10 Leinster Rugby became their ruthless selves At times completely unplayable Credit to Connacht Rugby for getting 3 tries Fair result as it was last week Coaches will still give the boys a hard time for last 10 mins which is as it should be We move on #COYBIB

Gavin Hegarty Honestly we're not faultless but there's some examples there of perfect rugby you teach. Josh Murphy down the wing for jgps try. Majestic. The best thing we did was utterly frustrate them. They battered and battered in the first half, for nothing. We annihilated their defence yet still kept perfect shape and plan.

On a side note from the South stand I watched out of play how kelleher, furlong, porter Sheehan etc reacted. The return of a front row union. Lowe scores, kelleher runs to porter to celebrate.


Gerald Williamson Leinster have become the try scoring machine in the Northern Hemisphere. It was hard enough keeping up with play, let alone the scores.

I missed the first half of the game, but watching the second half was mesmerising. I think Leinster upped the pace of the game and the effect of emptying the bench had a telling effect.

Catherine Ní Laighin Despite result I am glad I travelled to support the lads, Leinster were by far the better team, we did not perform today & it is such a shame as we are better than this but no leadership or passion or drive & 2 stupid yellow cards for us! The very best of luck to Leinster in the next round, tougher challenges ahead!!

(taken from Connacht Rugby official Facebook page)

Kieran Garvin Win or lose. Will always be a proud Connacht Rugby fan. We will have our highs and our lows. Our ups and our down.

You guys give more than what we give back to you. Connacht ABU. 🏉

(taken from Connacht Rugby official Facebook page)

Noel Hewson Slow start but boy did their hit their stride after that. VDF, and either second row could have got POTM.

Chris McDonnell Ah even I can't find anything wrong with that

Gavin Delves James Lowe for president

Peter Byrne A great way to spend a Friday evening watching Leinster in full flow

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