Maloney's "forward" pass. The math. Rs_Simmo: "There's been debate over the Maloney ball, so I thought I'd break it down . Maloney recieves the ball 16 metres out at 1.65 seconds. For arguments sake I'll say 15 metres just to humour you. At 2.65 seconds, he releases the ball, 11 metres out from the Tryline. This puts his initial speed at 4 metres per second. At 3.79, Addo Carr catches the ball, 9 metres out from the queensland line. The ball travels through the air at a total time of 1.13 seconds, and travels 2 metres towards the queensland Tryline. This puts the ball at a longitudinal speed of 1.77 metres per second. Therefore, at the time of Maloney Passing the ball, he takes a speed of 2.23 m/s off the ball, meaning he throws it behind him, remembering that a pass is judged in relation to the passer, NOT THE GROUND" Just a quick edit for those mentioning "curving the ball" The Magnus effect is the reason why balls curve and swing through the air. A spiral thrown ball has the spin on the wrong axis to create such an effect."