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- Oct 8, 2011
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For a throw forward which way is forward? How do the players arms have to be seen to move to determine that a pass is forward?Throw forward yes (it's relative to the player, "arms of the player move forward")
But this thread is about knock on, and for a knock on its not specified
It is not relative to themselves as there are many directions that the player may face yet only one direction that really counts.
It is normal that, to prevent any ambiguity and misapplication, you define something once and apply that definition univocally throughout the context, in the Laws. I would offer, therefore with an extremely high level of certainty it's the same forward for both a "knock on" and "thrown forward" that has been advised numerous times as applying throughout the game and as defined in the Law definitions
Repeated again for convenience:
Forward: Towards the opposition’s dead-ball line.
Were you really after a 3 thread 12 page argument as I don't think that's what you paid for.