From the Storm Website :
One of their Forumers posted these picks that suggests a forward pass to Bill ( have to review the tapes because the catch was awkward with Bill reaching back for it ) in the pics it looks like a forward pass.
They complain about getting a hard time from reffs as much as we do, but then their squad has pushed the boundaries of the law ( cheated ) and come in for extra scrutiny ( you reap what you sow cheats ).
If it was forward then that's a Try for a Try evens things out a bit.
The Mongrel in me hopes it is a forward pass.
It's like throwing a ball backwards from a moving car, it's not going to land further back from where you throw it! I'm not sure how you can call this forward as you cannot see where Shaun Johnson has ended up after throwing the pass? The fact that ball is closer to the line doesn't mean it didn't leave the hands backwards and was carried forward through momentum.