poor technique by Nowell though. Small guy like him is never going to stop a big lump like that. He should have let Mulipola get along side or just past him before going in and he would have avoided the impact which knackered his shoulder.
There are too many forward passes in the game nowadays, in my opinion. If a bloke passes the ball and it moves towards the try line, it's a forward pass. Doesn't matter how fast he's running. It might even be behind the player who threw the pass, but it's still forward, relative to the try line. And that should be all that counts. The IRB can always change the rule. They got it wrong so they can put it right.