Twitter reacts as France beat Ireland in the Six Nations
A hard-fought clash by all accounts.
Ireland's boys were battered black and Les Bleus by the French throughout the second game of this year's Six Nations campaign with Dave Kearney, Sean O'Brien and Mike McCarthy all forced to leave the field early through injury.
Ireland largely dominated the first half without turning that control into a commanding lead, and were forced to defend like Trojans as the French attacked relentlessly for periods of the second-half.
A lot of the tweets aimed at the Irish team urged the hold off France, but it proved to be impossible when Medard went over the line for a try ten minutes from time, which was converted by Plisson to make the score 10-9 to France.
The consensus on Twitter was that while Ireland weren't great, the refereeing of Jaco Peyper was abysmal.
This episode of Casualty sure has a lot of rugby in it.#IREvFRA
— Seán Burke (@SeanBurkeShow) February 13, 2016
No lie, delighted to see poor play from France (karma) but that green defence is BRILLIANT. #IREvFRA keep it up and get points on the board
— Erin (@EMHRamblings) February 13, 2016
— Cathal (@ccoyler) February 13, 2016
— Pamela Relph MBE (@PamRelphMBE) February 13, 2016
— Alan Feekery (@alanfeekery) February 13, 2016