dead-ball line

dead-ball line

n
(Rugby) rugby a line not more than 22 metres behind the goal line at each end of the field beyond which the ball is out of play
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The back row showed some sharp footwork to control the ball and dramatically dived to touch down just before the dead-ball line.
And if Mr Bebek didn't see it, his pal on the dead-ball line should have.
But the chance was wasted when Jade Te Rure miscued over the dead-ball line.
It came from a darting run down the right by the energetic Jesus Navas, who reached the dead-ball line and pulled the ball back for Silva.
Lee Williamson could only half-clear the ball and Richie De Laet immediately attacked again, getting to the dead-ball line before cutting the ball back.
Moments later Husband pulled a cross back from left near the dead-ball line to Lee Tomlin, who shanked his effort wide from a decent position inside the penalty area.
He disallowed a Jason Croker try for the Dragons ruling the ball had hit the dead-ball line before the Australian forward had touched it down.
The Barnsley striker pounced as Hoult tried to shepherd the ball over the dead-ball line.
But Ireland wilted in the closing minutes, and after Scelzo had forced his way over Bartolucci won the race for a kick ahead to touch down inches inside the dead-ball line.
Forest finally added the icing on the cake late on when Van Hooijdonk battled hard to lay the ball back from the dead-ball line.
Then defender Neil Cox was dispossessed on the dead-ball line by the ever-menacing Darren Huckerby, who then flashed home a near-post shot.
The little striker beat keeper Steve Ogrizovic to a deep through-ball from Alan Wright and squeezed home the ball from the dead-ball line as Liam Daish stood watching.