You are missing the point, i am taking a linesman directly in line with the play over a subjective call of "hands pointing back/physics explains it all" view point.Mate give it up! You’re not an expert! You have no idea about physics! People who know a $hitload more than you about rugby league & have experienced real time rugby league have agreed the pass went backwards after Trbo released the ball & it’s clear as daylight. Unfortunately your physics argument is incorrect!
The physics and hands pointing back argument holds up "more so" when the passer of the ball is running straight in open space and trying to deliver a pass without breaking stride.
I'm not ignoring the laws of physics i just feel it is applied overly so, to the point of every pass with forward momentum is allowed up to 1mtr of forward momentum---it is ridiculous.