Sunday, May 15, 2022

Online comments after Leinster v Toulouse

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 There's so much positive to take from that game. Of course there are learnings too, but let's just focus on the positive. The grit and determination of this team is something special, as is the work rate and the desire to work for each other. Its going to take something special to stop them in Marseille

David Ryle Great game, superb atmosphere, prob one of the best since the 1/4 final against ulster. Great result.

Brian Corr What can you say? There were over 10 man of the match performances and apart from my worries after DuPonts early try, it was hard to see any other outcome from a completely masterful fast paced game that simply blew Toulouse away. How many semis have you been at where you felt comfortable from minute 7 to 80. No nail biting, no I wonder what they’ll do now, the speed they played at was outstanding, and the few lucky voices of the ball and strips just were dealt with so clinically it was hard to not think about tomorrows semi and who they’ll be facing.

Richard Kennedy Different gravy these boys

Andrew Potts What an accomplished performance by the match day squad and coaching staff.

They unpicked Toulouse`s game and had all the answers. A community beating the best money can buy is always a good rugby story.

Fantastic execution and a little unlucky at times.

PS it's a thing in Irish scrumming when we go back we get penalised but we also get penalised when we are actually strong too. it makes no sense.

Toulouse crabbed the scrum for two penalties and then got shunted off their last ball and we got penalised .

Leinster need to address this perception with refs.

Pรกdraig Turley Thought Ross Molony put in a great day’s work.

Greg Kelly It's really saying something when you think that from the first whistle Leinster never looked like losing in a European Semi Final.

Leinster executed their game plan well and were accurate and took their opportunities.

Toulouse played a lot of the game like a scratch team. They just threw the ball around and carried straight with very little direction. The long lineout they threw around 50mins was a good example of their aimless play.

In a broader game health note. I think Dickson was quite close to binning Ntamack because it looked very much like he dived soccer style after minimal contact from Conan. I think he stopped just short of the decision as their was little material impact.

Lee O Farrell A try bonus against the current champions. That’ll f**king do!!

Noel Hewson Fantastic Sexton, Lowe, VDF and Ross Moloney get special mention but a brilliant performance all around. Great day super weather and great crowd. Let’s paint Marseille blue

James Griffin Fitness, fight, finesse … well done and congrats!

Paul Smith We were totally dominant from the 1st minute. Even their first try came from a little mistake a few meters from their line. After that we clicked into gear and never looked like we were heading anywhere but the final. Johnny showing why he's still the key man and still a long long way the best 10 im the country and one of the best in world rugby. JGP showing why he's pushing as the best 9 in Europe right now, VDF doing what he does and Lowe adding another couple of tries to his list. Just another outstanding European performance by the men in blue.

Russ Rafter Great performance by the whole squad. On another issue, the Upper Deck of the West Stand appeared to be closed. Anybody know why?

Neil Keegan People will talk about nuance and game plan. At the end of the day, the lads sent a message today

When you come at the kings

Best not miss

Derek McGee Ross Molony. Man. Myth. Legend.

Gav Heg Job done but work to do. A lot of needless mistakes cost us like Gibson park grubber for dupont to run the pitch. But Lowe's pat in to O'Brien? Porter gathers a knock on, evaluates his surroundings and passes to Gibson to clear, sublime stuff that 99% of loose heads would not do. I just love knock out heino rugby!

Louis Hoffman Sexton still has it, key man

Nathalie Chong Suddenly those expensive flights to Marseille aren’t looking so crazy! ๐Ÿ˜

Gavin Delves Great game by all the squad and a special shout out to James Lowe he was unstoppable today

Wayne O'Brien A performance that had it absolutely all. Intensity, intelligence, aggression, resilience. Awesome to see.

Dave Robbie Never looked like losing!

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