Whilst on holiday in Cornwall we took a ferry to the Isles of Scilly and while on board we met the guys from Cornish Pirates. They were superb and took time out to pose for photos (below) with myself and my son, even though I was wearing my Leinster shirt! Thank you to them and best of luck for the season. It is time to review the forward pass law. Last season was riddled with them and yet passes were allowed to stand, resulting in scores. It is ridiculous for the officials to have to consider relative velocity and the position of the hands/arms during the execution of the pass.
It should be simple: if the ball is caught by the receiver in front of the passer, it’s a forward pass. If it touches the ground in front of the passer, it’s a knock-on.