Twitter reacts to Connacht's steamrolling of Munster
Perhaps the most poignant aspect of Connacht’s emphatic 35-14 win over Munster last night is that it was in no way unexpected or some kind of a coincidental anomaly.
Whether that fact speaks more to the Westerners’ staggering evolution into an offensive behemoth under Pat Lam, or the steep decline of Munster is, for now, a matter of opinion.
Connacht ran in four tries and attacked with what is now a customary attacking panache that, quite simply, their guests were not equipped to handle. Niyi Adeolokun's brace of scores were added to by Finlay Bealham before a penalty try was awrded.
Connacht are continuing to reach heights during a season that is eerily akin to that of Leicester City in the Premier League.
In front of a packed and heaving Sportsground, they recorded a first ever league double over the two-time European champions and, more importantly, ensured their place in next season’s Champions Cup.
Furthermore, with only point difference separating them from league leaders Leinster, and two regular season games remaining- against Treviso and Glasgow – securing a home semi-final is an eminently negotiable task.
Rugby fans of all hews were mesmerised by the men in green and deflated by them in red, and here are some of the best reactions from Twitter:
Congrats to @connachtrugby and everyone out west.Too good on all fronts.— Ronan O Gara (@RonanOGara10) April 16, 2016
"Hey Rob..........Penney for your thoughts? #convmun— Phil O' Meara (@Phil_O_File) April 17, 2016
Home safe. The day trip is not for the faint hearted, the road home after a defeat is a very long one #ConVMun— Michelle (@CorkSeashell) April 16, 2016
Great game and atmosphere. GAA organisation and community could learn a lot from rugby! #ConVMun— James Skehill (@Jskehill01) April 16, 2016
Leinster's plan to put Ian Keatley into deep cover in Munster to destroy them from within now over. Time to come home Ian #CONvMUN— Rugby Onslaught (@Rugbyonslaught) April 16, 2016
Thought Connacht would win but certainly not like that. What a display. Yet again. #CONvMUN— Harpin' On Rugby (@HarpinOnRugby) April 16, 2016