Ireland did enough to secure the bonus-point victory that keeps their Rugby World Cup quarter-final ambitions alive, but the 35-0 win over Russia was less than impressive.
From the funny to the bizarre, we've collected the best Twitter reactions to the game.
The Irish sporting tradition of comedy flags has been revived in Japan:
Although we don't see this catching on:
— Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) October 3, 2019
Of course, a Kerry jersey is almost mandatory at big sporting events nowadays:
Back to matters on the pitch, and Matt Cooper was one of many rugby supporters underwhelmed by the performance:
The poorest 35-0 victory you’re ever likely to see. #IREvRUS— Matt Cooper (@cooper_m) October 3, 2019
Although not everyone was happy with some of the reactions to the performance. A dose of realism here:
I mean, were you all expecting some kind of 7s exhibition match? For the love of Jesus. This is a team conscious of injuries, a recent loss and a need to cement their game showing.
Speaking after the game, Peter O'Mahony declared himself "very happy" with the performance:
This fan theory seems to be growing by the game - are they on to something?
Throwback Thursday for the Leinster Schools Cup - did you know the Russian captain etc. etc.?
Both Ireland and Russia will be captained by past pupils of Irish Spiritan schools for this morning's match. Johnny Sexton (@StMarysCSSp) & Vasily Artemyev (@BlackrockColl). Great occasion for @SpiritanEdu & @Irish_Spiritans #RWC2019 #IREvRUS pic.twitter.com/yu8cmEujpA— Blackrock College (@BlackrockColl) October 3, 2019