Laws of the Game: Passing.
‘FORWARD!’ along with ‘OFF-SIDE!!’ has to be number one on the list of sayings that angry spectators routinely roar in chorus at the referee. But is it always the case…? I mean, rule number one in rugby is ‘do not, whatever you do, pass the ball forward’ however so long as the ball is passed out of the hands backwards it MAY travel forwards. It’s all about relative velocity. Complicated? Perhaps, but it is crystal clearly explained in this cracking video from Total Rugby.
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